Tag: Mother Tongue

Online petition urges MOE to change “overtly unfair” PSLE scoring system

Singapore — Concerned parents launched an online petition urging the Ministry of Education to reconsider the new scoring system of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) for children exempt from studying mother tongue languages (MTLs). Marianne Wee set up the Change.org petition last Saturday (Aug...

Singapore’s language disconnect

By Michael Y.P. Ang Question: Which country once allowed a foreign corporation to set up shop on its soil and prohibit local staff from speaking its national and two other official languages? Answer: Singapore. The foreign company was American book and music retailer Borders, whose Singapore staff...