The Education Ministry has issued a circular increasing the number of Grade 1 admissions from 35 to 40 students per class in 2016.

However, the ministry notes that after next year, the maximum number of students would be systematically reduced by one, leading to a maximum of 35 students per class by 2021.

These instructions have been detailed in Education Ministry Circular 34/2015 issued by the Secretary to the Ministry of Education today (December 29).