Will primary school registration changes lessen stress and competition for places?

MOE's main announcement was that the number of places reserved under Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration exercise will double from next year.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - No sooner had the Ministry of Education announced changes to the Primary 1 registration scheme than parents got busy on chat groups and forums, discussing how to get around the new rules.

Those who supported MOE's reasons for the change - to help more children obtain a place in a school near their home - wondered if the tweaks will indeed result in less competition and stress during the annual exercise.

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