Streaming being phased out: Parents praise move to remove Normal and Express labels, but some concerns remain

Forty years after streaming was introduced in secondary schools, the Education Ministry has taken the momentous step to do away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams.
Forty years after streaming was introduced in secondary schools, the Education Ministry has taken the momentous step to do away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Education Minister Ong Ye Kung's announcement in Parliament on Tuesday (March 5) on doing away with the Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams in secondary schools by 2024 was met with approval from the House and, later, from parents as well.

Parents who spoke to The Straits Times said that this is a good move by the Education Ministry (MOE), with some adding that it has potential to help reduce stigmatisation.

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