20 Oct '11, 3am

Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan calls for number of foreign students to be capped at 10% per class

Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan calls for number of foreign students to be capped at 10% per class

The number of foreign students to be capped at 10 per cent of each class in schools and universities. -- BERITA HARIAN PHOTO: TUKIMAN WARJI By Toh Yong Chuan Mr Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten) on Wednesday called for the number of foreign students to be capped at 10 per cent of each class in schools and universities. While Singaporeans understand that foreign students add diversity and raise academic standards, Mr Lim said there is frequent feedback that foreign students take advantage of the local system. 'Some occupy scarce places in our schools and aim for a free ride to universities in other countries. In contrast, Singaporeans have to fight hard for limited places in good schools and in our local universities,' said Mr Lim. He wants the Education Ministry to gradually reduce the number of foreign students to no more than one in 10 in each class, especially for popular fa...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/Parliament/Story/STIStory_725...

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