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    Nov 26, 2015

    Seven in 10 PSLE pupils qualify for Express stream

    SOME 66.2 per cent of pupils who took this year's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) qualified for the Express stream in secondary school, slightly lower than the record 66.7 per cent achieved by the class of 2013.

    Last year, 66.4 per cent of pupils who sat for the national examination qualified for the Express stream in secondary school.

    Primary school pupils received their PSLE results yesterday morning.

    The Ministry of Education (MOE) said that another 21.7 per cent of this year's pupils are eligible for the Normal (Academic) stream and 10.4 per cent made it to the Normal (Technical) stream.

    A total of 39,286 pupils sat the PSLE this year.

    Some 98.3 per cent of the cohort are eligible to enrol in secondary schools. This is higher than last year's 97.6 per cent.

    This is the fourth year that MOE is not revealing the top PSLE scorer in a bid to reduce emphasis on academic results.

    It also did not reveal the highest and lowest scores achieved by pupils in the cohort, a move started in 2013.