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S1 Posting Outcomes of UPLIFT Students

Published Date: 08 November 2022 05:00 PM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, Nee Soon GRC


To ask the Minister for Education (a) for each year in the past three years, what percentage of students in the Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce programme are streamed into (i) Normal (Technical) (ii) Normal (Academic) and (iii) Express standards following their PSLE; and (b) if this data is not available, whether the Ministry intends to collect it.


  1. UPLIFT (Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce) is a multi-agency initiative led by the Ministry of Education to enhance upstream wraparound support for underperforming students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. The UPLIFT Community Network programme was piloted from 2020 and has expanded to cover about 900 students in 2022. This includes 45 Primary 6 students who took their PSLE in 2020 and 2021. While 85% took at least one Foundation subject, 11% qualified for the Express Course, 20% for the Normal Academic course, 63% for the Normal Technical course, and 6% repeated Primary 6.