08 Mar '11, 3am

I'm proud of Singapore's education policy makers - expanded bursary schemes will be in place for lower and...

I'm proud of Singapore's education policy makers - expanded bursary schemes will be in place for lower and...

ITE student Timothy Tham, 16, with his father Tham Teng Wah, 47, and mother Lui Yoke Chang, 49. Timothy's fees and expenses will be a strain on the family no more, now that he qualifies for more cash under the Government's enhanced bursary scheme for ITE students. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN INSTITUTE of Technical Education (ITE) student Timothy Tham, 16, is so keen on his visual arts course that he has sketched out his ambitions: a higher certificate, and then a polytechnic diploma. The only possible stumbling block: his family's finances. His mum, a clerk, and his father, a delivery man, have a combined income of just over $2,000 a month and they find it a strain to pay his fees and expenses, which amount to $1,000 a year. But students like Timothy will get more help, as Education Minister Ng Eng Hen on Monday announced generous boosts to the financial aid given out to ITE and...

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