22 Feb '12, 3am

Frustrating numbers: scholarships for foreign students #singapore

Frustrating numbers: scholarships for foreign students #singapore

As mentioned in my earlier post Smoking out tobacco control and foreign student scholarships , when non-constituency member of parliament Yee Jenn Jong asked the Minister for Education about the numbers of government-funded scholarships for foreign students, what he got in reply were a few numbers about scholarships given to students from Asean countries. Heng Swee Keat, the minister, said, “MOE [the Ministry of Education] awarded around 150 scholarships annually to students from the ASEAN countries at the pre-tertiary level and another 170 at the undergraduate level.” It was strikingly obvious that the numbers provided in parliament were nowhere near the number of foreign students we see in our universities. I had remarked then that follow-up questions were called for before we could judge the significance of the answer given. That’s clearly what Yee did in a recent sitti...

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