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Students From Standard 1, 2 And 3 Won’t Have To Sit For Exams Starting 2019!

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Students in Standard One, Two and Three are in luck!

The Minister of Education, YB Dr Maszlee Malik, just announced that exams for lower primary school students will be repealed next year! Instead, the exams will be replaced with more objective assessments.

Following the tweet, members of the public took to social media to share their joy about the ruling, believing that it’ll take some weight off the young students’ shoulders.

https://twitter.com/i_agibrael/status/1057451170900303872

At the moment, details about the reason for abolishing examinations for Standard 1, 2 and 3 students have yet to be revealed. So, we’ll have to hang tight for more information.

Whatever it is, it appears that the education ministry is taking a page out of Finland’s education system, which doesn’t focus on exams and homework but, places importance on the intellectual and personal growth of their students instead.

And rightly so, as exams only make up one part of the country’s education system, and shouldn’t be used to define a child’s potential or future.

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