Want children to discover joy of learning? Overhaul PSLE

Despite the changes, PSLE will still remain a high-stakes examination and teachers will continue to focus on academic performance during parent-teacher meetings.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

For me, the timing was a bit odd.

Even as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung was chairing a press conference last Friday (Sept 28) to announce fewer examinations for students and less emphasis on grades, about 40,000 12-year-olds were sitting for their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) maths paper.

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