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Maszlee: Without exams, focus can be on character building

Geraldine Tong

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Modified 5 Dec 2018, 2:23 am

INTERVIEW | Abolishing examinations for Standard One to Standard Three pupils will allow for character building, according to Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

"This is the time when most parents are looking at the formative years of their children, where their children should be educated with character-building, not be burdened with examinations.

"They should be taught skills to equip and prepare them for the challenges ahead, because it is rather important for Standard One up to Standard Three to master not only reading, writing and counting but they must also be humane.

"This is what we lack compared to other developed nations," Maszlee told Malaysiakini in an interview in Kuala Lumpur on Monday...

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