08 February 2020
Nominated Member of Parliament Professor Lim Sun Sun has urged the Education Ministry to give students the option of collecting their results for national examinations online, and in private.
She says that collection of results of national examinations like the GCE O and A levels are situations where students feel most pressured. Allowing students to view exam results online would lessen the pressure.
Prof Lim cited the Programme for International Student Assessment test results released last December, which found Singapore had among the highest proportions of 15-year-olds who were anxious about failure, despite being ranked second in the world in how well they apply knowledge and skills, and solve problems.
Responding, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Faishal Ibrahim said his ministry is “continuously reviewing” how schools release results.
“We also want to build a support system where there are teachers and friends available to support a child. We want to make sure there are opportunities for kids to get guidance during the process.”