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People who value our education system

In Uncategorized on 07/11/2017 at 12:20 pm

There are Malaysians living in Johor that think their kids must have a S’pore education.

The sacrifices that the kids make

Technician Francis Alan, 37, whose son Henry is in Primary Two at Greenwood Primary School, said the effort was worth it. “Education in Singapore is one of the best in the world. We want Henry to become very marketable when he becomes an adult,” said Mr Francis, who works at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing in Tuas.

Henry wakes up at 3.30am on weekdays to catch the 4.30am bus to make it to school by 7.30am.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/rising-school-fees-non-sporeans-force-rethink-among-johoreans

And the sacrifices the parents make

… the fee hikes for permanent residents and foreigners began in 2011, when Danson was in Primary Three. From S$15 a month, Danson’s fees increased to S$22, then S$40 and S$90. Now in Secondary Three at Northland Secondary School, his Malaysian parents are forking out S$200 each month and the amount will hit S$400 and S$460 when he enters pre-university.

(Cheaper now according to the article to study in private schools in JB that use an int’l accepted curriculum.)

Step back and remember that this is an education sytem that many (self included) deride and criticise. The PAP is doing something right, right?

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  1. In a time when Chinese and Indian votes are becoming less demographically relevant. I am sure they will be more of them……

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