Out of the 11,176 Normal (Academic) students who collected their results on Thursday, 74.6 per cent fared well enough to move on to Secondary 5 and go on to take the O-level examinations at the end of next year. This is up from 72.8 per cent last year.
Every so often, perhaps what parents should ask themselves is not what they can do for their children, but ask the children what the family can all do together.
Students may obtain their result slips from their schools from 2pm that day, while private candidates will be notified of their results by post.
He also said that parents should be supportive of their children.
Government scholarships came under the spotlight recently after Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) scientist Eng Kai Er started an arts grant, partly to protest against her six-year bond tying her to a job she was not interested in.
The scientist and dancer who is protesting against her six-year scholarship bond because her job is "not aligned with her interests" has drawn mostly negative views, with many people disapproving her actions.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who shared the speech on his Facebook page on Monday, said it was "nice to know that other countries thought highly" of Singapore.
The three children of Filipino maid Rodalina Dalauidao, 42, have attended or are attending university, and they have their mother's employer, Madam Tey Ah Neo, to thank for this.
Some 12 secondary schools and four primary schools were part of a trial this year by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to teach students simple programming.
The new extension of the Singapore Institute of Management's (SIM) campus was officially opened on Nov 28, 2014, as part of the institution's 50th anniversary celebrations.
The scientist and dancer who is protesting against her six-year scholarship bond, because she is in a job "not aligned with her interests", received funding for two university stints - and could have turned down the second if she was not keen on research.
Students entering the five polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) next year will have to pay $106 more annually.
Last year the London-based educational consultancy Quacuarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the Republic third in the world and the best in Asia.
Remember the days when one B and two Cs would get a student into the arts and social sciences faculty of the National University of Singapore? Not any more. This year, A-level holders needed at least an A and two Bs, despite the faculty taking in the largest number of students at the university - 1...
A research scholar from the A*Star who strolled naked through Holland Village five years ago is creating a buzz online with another radical move.
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