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YOUR PSLE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON

Don’t let your PSLE score define you, because it doesn’t. It should not even be taken as a measure of your intelligence. Or proxy for what you can achieve in life. Even Mensa scores are not a measure of all-round intelligence and potential to achieve excellence in life (what that is exactly is another topic for another day).

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PAP MP Seah Kian Peng: PSLE Exam Serves No Purpose

Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, Seah Kian Peng has questioned the role of the Primary School Leaving Exams (PSLE), saying that it is an exam that is past its time. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (May 28), he said the exam causes stress and imposes "frenzied preparations" on both students and parents. To make his point, Mr Seah asked employers in the House if workers were hired based on PSLE scores. He also questioned if parents needed a child's PSLE score to feel proud. He concluded that the national exam served no purpose except the "bureaucratic function of sorting students into schools."

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MERITOCRACY: YOU SHALL SOW WHAT YOU REAP

For an island so small that you can't run a marathon in a straight line in without hitting the sea, Singapore has done extremely well by any account. It has zilch natural resources but today, Singapore outstrips almost all other countries in the world, including countries which are many times its size and have a far longer history than this young nation that hasn't even hit 50. If you want the facts, here they are: Singapore is the 6th best country in the world to be born in (Cllick here) and it comes in fifth in the world on education

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Understanding why PSLE needs to be changed…

Much of the student effort in our system which is now supplemented by a burgeoning tuition industry goes into trying to beat someone else at exams and achievement and ability is measured by exam scores....energy is spent getting yourself sorted to a better streams and schools. Such a system also does not distinguish us from the systems in China and India who can pressure cook more children and beat us by sheer numbers.

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