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Pushing further away from grades and book smarts

More time and space will be freed up to boost holistic development, self-discovery and engaged learning

A wave of change is sweeping through the education system here to shift the focus away from grades and book smarts.

Measures have been put in place to encourage Singaporeans to build interests and skills and, most of all, a genuine love of learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2018, with the headline 'Pushing further away from grades and book smarts'. Print Edition | Subscribe