23 Jan '11, 10pm

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A one-off top-up of $130 will be made to the Edusave accounts of all primary and secondary Singapore Citizen (SC) students. -- ST PHOTO: WONG MAYE-E THE Government is pumping some $155 million into the Edusave scheme to ensure that students can continue to enjoy enrichment classes and IT-enabled programmes, despite higher inflation. The top-up is the biggest since the Edusave scheme was launched in 1993. The Edusave account of each student in primary and secondary school will get a one-off boost of $130 this year. This brings the total amount that a primary school pupil gets this year to $330, and a secondary student, $370. The account top-ups will total $54.8 million. Announcing the news on Sunday, Education Minister Ng Eng Hen added that the Ministry of Education (MOE) has given an additional $100 million in Edusave grants to government, government-aided and independent ...

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