23 Nov '11, 9pm

A push in education for Indian students, especially in maths - TODAYonline

SINGAPORE - Indian students are still underachieving in mathematics, resulting in setbacks along their academic path and later in life, the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) concluded from its review. Substantiating its findings are national statistics which showed that a quarter of Indian students failed their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) mathematics exam in 2009 - an eight-point difference in relative to the national average. And although close to 90 per cent of Indian students enter post-secondary education in 2009, many either drop out of school or found it difficult to cope with mathematical-based courses, according to SINDA, as it unveiled yesterday measures to boost educational aspirations of the Indian community within the next decade. The Indian students' difficulty with mathematics could be due to the lack of participation in pre-scho...

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