24 Feb '12, 10am

MOE financial aid scheme to be extended to 80,000 needy students

MOE financial aid scheme to be extended to 80,000 needy students

Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Kiat (second right) chats with Kheng Cheng School primary students over breakfast in the school canteen. Mr Heng had breakfast with students who are on the School Breakfast Programme as well as the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Amelia Tan The Ministry of Education's (MOE) financial aid scheme will be extended to 80,000 students in helping children from lower-income families. But beyond financial assistance, schools help their students in other ways such as providing free breakfasts and enrolling weaker students in special coaching sessions for English and Mathematics, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday. He said, 'It is not just about financial assistance. It is about encouraging students to excel and encouraging their families to provide their upmost support to their children so that e...

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