23 January 2017
When the GCE O Level results were recently released, it was found that 84.3 per cent of the cohort attained at least five passes, while 96.5 per cent of attained at least three passes.
A total of 30,292 students took the O-level exam last year, compared with 29,723 students in the class of 2015.
In a joint press release, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) said that the results “are comparable to that of 2015”.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated the students on Facebook, saying “Congratulations to those whose hard work have paid off! If you have done less well than expected, take heart and strive to do better next time. While you celebrate your achievements, do take time to thank the people who have accompanied you along the way. Remember to thank your family and teachers too!”