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Friday, January 21, 2011

PSLE will start a week earlier this year

THIS year's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will take place a week earlier to accommodate Children's Day.

The written papers have been scheduled for Sept 29 to Oct 5. Last year, they were held between Oct 6 and Oct 12.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said in response to queries from The Straits Times that the adjustment was made to avoid disruption to the exam caused by the extended weekend to mark Children's Day.

Children's Day falls on Oct 7, a Friday, and will be celebrated the day before in schools, with many declaring half-days.

If the PSLE were to start in the first week of October, pupils sitting it would not be able to enjoy the long Children's Day weekend.

Last year, the MOE announced that Teachers' Day and Children's Day would be marked on the first Fridays of September and October respectively, starting from this year. This would give children and teachers long weekends in the two months.