15 Jan '11, 3pm

Bilingual policy remains cornerstone of S'pore education system

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Ng Eng Hen has said the bilingual policy remains a cornerstone of Singapore's education system. He was speaking at the opening of River Valley High School's new campus and 55th anniversary dinner on Saturday. Dr Ng said that as the focus of the global economy shifts towards Asia, being bilingual will give students an edge. He added that English is the language for international business while mother tongue languages serve as a connection to cultural identity. As part of the festivities, he was given a tour around the school and treated to various performances by the students. Established in 1956, River Valley High School was selected to be one of the nine Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools in 1979.

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