Students Who Live In HDB Flats Under The Public Rental Scheme

Published Date: 15 January 2019 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Nee Soon GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education for each year in the past five years, what are the percentages of students who live in HDB flats under the Public Rental Scheme who enter the (i) Normal (Technical) (ii) Normal (Academic) and (iii) Express streams respectively.

Response

1. Social economic status has become significantly correlated with PSLE results. This is inevitable as lives improved and lower income families make progress over the years, with children doing better than their parents. So percentage of students in Normal streams living in public rental HDB flats are higher than that in Express stream. This is why MOE is undertaking various measures, including the UPLIFT Taskforce, to help lift the performance of students at the bottom.

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