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Hard for younger kids to start school early


CHILDREN must have reached six years of age on Jan 1 of the year they are entering school. However, since 2003 an exception is given to children who are up to two weeks younger (born from Jan 2 to 15) if they have reached the “mental and reading age” of six-year-olds.

These two-weeks-younger children are required to go through a very stressful evaluation process (saringan). The first stage is a written test and, if they pass, then there is an oral interview.

   

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