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Students get full credit in PSLE maths as long as solution is correct, parents say scores are lower this year

The Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) said on Thursday (Dec 8) that students receive full credit for any solution in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) mathematics paper as long as it demonstrates the correct application of concepts. 11...

‘Too many poor people in our country’ says Tommy Koh, upon learning many Singapore students are in financial need

“Singapore may be a very wealthy country but there are too many poor people in our country,” wrote Ambassador-at-large and academic Tommy Koh in a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 8). Prof Koh wrote that he found it shocking that one-third...

‘Feels like gaslighting, and the app is useless’ — Teachers unhappy with MOE’s AI therapy chatbot

Although on paper, the idea behind therapy for teachers that are accessible online is certainly a good one, it may not be the case in reality as those that have used Mindline at Work have found. The free online AI...

Fostering journey: Ex-WP NCMP Yee Jenn Jong waited for PSLE results of his foster daughter

Mr Yee Jenn Jong, who served as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament under The Workers’ Party from 2011 to 2015, shared an unusually personal post on Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 23) saying that he had sat as a parent...

Netizen: Why are more China parents enrolling children in Malaysia & Singapore schools? Stealth invasion?

More and more parents in China are enrolling their children in schools in South East Asia, particularly in Singapore and Malaysia, a recent report pointed out. International schools in these countries are less expensive, and many of them are affiliated...

‘Singaporeans owe a debt of gratitude to all teachers’ — The Workers’ Party salutes educators on Teachers’ Day

The Workers’ Party gave teachers a special shout-out on Friday (Sept 2), which is when Teachers’ Day is celebrated in SingaTeachers' Daypore. In a Facebook post, the WP expressed “our most heartfelt appreciation to all teachers,” adding “We recognise your...

Winners of UWCSEA-APP Peace Essay Competition announced! — Engaging Youth in Creating a Peaceful Future

The winners of the UWCSEA-APP Peace Essay Competition were announced earlier this month as the year-long partnership between UWCSEA and the Asian Peace Programme (APP) winds down. Promoting enduring peace is an aim both the UWCSEA and the APP...

Start University on the Right Foot: The Best Student Loans to Fund Your Education

During this time of the year, students are receiving their university admissions and deciding which university they will attend in the coming academic year. It's an exciting time given the high expectations that come with pursuing further education, and...

Children Textbook Recall: ‘Bloody satanist symbol’ found in Primary 2A Chinese textbook, Publisher to recall all distributed copies

After a Redditor drew attention to a “bloody satanist symbol” they had found in a Primary 2A Chinese textbook, the text’s publisher, Marlinsons, said it would pull all the copies of the book that had been distributed. Redditor Themoltenbeacon posted...

Digital Singapore: More schools accepting cashless payments

DBS and the Education Ministry announced on Wednesday (April 13) that more students here can use contactless and digital payments in school. DBS and MOE released a three-year Memorandum of Understanding which will widen the access to contactless and digital...
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Netizen asks what guys can do if female friends touch them inappropriately

A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left him uncomfortable, choosing to remain...

Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

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