FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. My child is in Primary One, how do I sign my child for one of the NTIL subjects (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu) as Mother Tongue language?
  You need to approach your child’s school and complete an application form. The form has to be submitted to the school. The school, will forward it to MOE for approval.
   
 2. If I want my child to change from one mother tongue to another, what do I need to do?  
  There are several factors to be considered if your child has not been studying the intended mother tongue. Most importantly, there must be valid reasons for the intended change. It is best to approach the organisation conducting the teaching of the intended mother tongue language so that an informed assessment can be made in the interest of the child.
   
 3. If my child has been studying a mother tongue in school and an NTIL subject and I want my child to change mother tongue language, what do I do?
  You need to approach your child’s school and complete an application form. Indicate clearly and support with documents to prove that your child will be able to cope with the mother tongue language applied for. The form has to be submitted to the school. The school, will forward it to MOE for approval.
   
 4. If my child has to represent school for a competition on the day of the examination, what should I do?
  Get the school to give you the necessary documents giving details of the competition / event BEFORE the examination. Your child will not be penalised.
   
 5. If my child falls sick the night before the examination and is still sick to go to school to take the examination, what do I do?
  Inform the teacher and get him/her to see a doctor. Inform the doctor of the examination and seek his/her advise.

If the doctor advises that he/she is unable to take the examination and gives him/her medical leave, (a) call the teacher immediately and inform of the situation and (b) send the MC to the examiner / teacher immediately.  
   
 6. If my child falls sick on the morning of the examination and is too sick to go to school to take the examination, what do I do?
  Inform the teacher and get him/her to see a doctor. Inform the doctor of the examination and seek his/her advise.

If the doctor advises that he/she is unable to take the examination and gives him/her medical leave, (a) call the teacher/ examiner immediately and inform of the situation and (b) send the MC to the examiner/ teacher immediately.   
   
 7. If my child is unable to take the examination on the scheduled day/ time, will he/she be able to take the examination at a later date?
  No. The Board’s examinations are conducted at the national level and there is no rescheduled date for any paper.
If your child has missed the examination due to a medical reason or an international competition over which your school has no control, the Board will ensure that your child is not penalised. 
   
 8. If my child has missed the Oral and Listening Comprehension examination but has taken the written papers, how will my child be awarded the marks?
  The Board will make a decision based on the circumstances presented to the Board by the parent(s).

 

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