Help for pupils weak in their mother tongue

There are now 157 schools offering the programme at the Primary 3 level and 52 schools at the Primary 4 level.
There are now 157 schools offering the programme at the Primary 3 level and 52 schools at the Primary 4 level.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Pupils weaker in their mother tongue are getting a helping hand with a new programme that weaves more activities and games into lessons.

Primary 3 and 4 pupils in the Mother Tongue Support Programme are taught in smaller groups of five to 12.

There are now 157 schools offering the programme at the Primary 3 level and 52 schools at the Primary 4 level. By next year, it will be fully implemented for Primary 3 pupils in all primary schools. By 2022, it will be expanded to include Primary 4 pupils.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2020, with the headline 'Help for pupils weak in their mother tongue'. Print Edition | Subscribe