About The Big Quiz

On Mondays, for 12 weeks until July 27 in the Opinion section, this paper's journalists will address burning questions, offering unique Singaporean perspectives on complex issues.

The primers are part of the outreach of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz, or The Big Quiz, which aims to promote an understanding of local and global issues among pre-university students.

The primers will broach contemporary issues such as the arts in the digital age and journalism in the age of disinformation.

Other issues include the rise and future of e-sports and an examination of how user-centric design and data-driven decision-making are changing the way non-profit organisations reach out to the public.

Each primer topic will give a local perspective to help students draw links back to the issues' implications for Singaporeans.

For the third year, The Big Quiz will be online, allowing all pre-university students to take part in the current affairs competition, this time over six online quiz rounds - on March 30, April 13 and 27, May 11 and July 13 and 27.

The online quizzes are based on the primer topics and will be available for two weeks from the start date of each quiz.

This nationwide event is jointly organised by The Straits Times and the Ministry of Education.

Students can take The Big Quiz at https://str.sg/bigquiz2020