11 April 2022
Education Minister Chan Chun Sing has revealed that about 45 per cent of pupils who joined the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) over the last five years live in Housing Board flats. In addition, the pupils selected for the GEP came from 60 per cent of Singapore’s primary schools.
Mr Chan said that schools offer a range of programmes for the diverse aptitudes and learning needs of their students, including various learning support programmes for low-progress students, as well as the GEP and school-based provisions for high ability learners in primary schools.
The GEP caters to the needs of intellectually gifted students. Pupils are identified for the programme through a two-stage exercise in Primary 3 and selected pupils are invited to join it in Primary 4.