26 Dec '11, 10am

Singapore's education plans in the years ahead

Singapore's education plans in the years ahead

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong has given the assurance that publicly-funded universities will continue to play a core role in Singapore's higher-education sector. That means most university places will be publicly funded even as the government looks into expanding the number of university places for Singaporeans. The issue of too many university places going to foreign students resulting in insufficient spots for local students was hotly debated. Concerns were raised even as the government said an additional 2,000 university places will open up for Singaporeans by 2015. The quota for foreign students will also be capped at 15 per cent for the next four years. In August, a Committee on University Education Pathways was formed. Its role includes looking into ways for even more Singaporeans to attain a university education in the long term, and ensur...

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