06 November 2020
The Singapore education system is moving towards greater recognition of different aptitudes and talents in our students.
In their admission systems, schools and institutions now have more flexibility in selecting and admitting students based on their strengths and interests, through the Direct School Admissions (DSA) and Early Admissions Exercises (EAE). The Autonomous Universities (AUs) also practise aptitude-based admissions, by assessing applicants holistically, taking into account a range of factors including their talents and aptitudes.
The SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes offer a practice-oriented learning approach, which intersperse classroom learning with on-the-job-training, allowing students to benefit from learning in the classroom, and enabling them to apply the skills and knowledge acquired therein directly to the workplace.
With these schemes in place, Singapore students will have access to different opportunities at every level of education. As the economy and jobs landscape continues to evolve, Singapore’s education system will continue to adapt and support the younger generation and enable them to meet the demands of the future.