22 Feb '11, 3pm

"Inspiration to S'pore workers" works while studying at special needs school

"Inspiration to S'pore workers" works while studying at special needs school

SINGAPORE: In his recent Budget speech, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced more help for special needs students from low-income families. They will get full subsidy for school fees, uniform and text books. Channel NewsAsia caught up with the young man the minister described as an "inspiration" to Singapore workers. "He is actually working in the industry whilst being enrolled in school. His pay has gone up from S$900 to S$1,200 in 3 years. He starts off with a difficulty and a challenge like many Singaporeans, addresses it with diligence, determination, moved up, improved continuously and raised the game for all of us," said Mr Tharman during his budget speech. The young man is Muhammad Ramadhan Selamat, a student from Delta Senior School. He has a below average IQ of 50 to 70 and is the youngest of five siblings, three of whom have learning disabilities. Co...

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