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SCHOOL FEES FOR S’PORE UNI EDUCATION INCREASED 38% IN LAST 10 YEARS

Unversity education in Singapore has become more unaffordable relative to household income, a new article by CNBC has revealed. While median income has grown by 10% since 2007, tuition fees were up by 38%. The pressure for children to get good grades can clearly be seen in an Asian culture. In 2014, a Household Expenditure Survey by the government showed that Singaporean families spent more than S$1 billion on university tuition in 2014, a large jump from S$650 million a decade earlier. Nevertheless, the government has continued to lavish scholarships generously to foreign students - a recent estimate has shown that the government has failed to stick to its plan to cap the number of international students at 18% as promised.

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PAP HAS FAILED IN FUNDAMENTAL DUTY TO S’PORE CITIZENS

It is the most basic and fundamental duty of leaders and citizens alike to look after citizens first! Yet PAP under LHL has chosen to do the opposite of spending of billions on granting of free scholarship to foreign citizens, not to mention rights and privileges of becoming PRs and citizens which rob own citizens of their jobs, and pushing up their costs of living and doing business!

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ONLY LESS THAN 25% OF FOREIGNERS INTEND TO MAKE SINGAPORE THEIR NEW HOME

Singapore, and immigrants to Singapore see immigration as a business transaction, not a shared goal. Foreign workers come here seeking employment, and sell their dignity and rights in the hopes of a better financial future back in their home country. Foreign talent on the other hand see this place as a springboard. Local universities and companies get bright students and skilled labour, while foreign talents get scholarships and an international work experience. It's a win-win for the state and the foreigners in the short run, but when the deal concludes and the foreigners leave, Singapore wonders where its policy sustainability went.

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Scholarships for foreigners, debts for Singaporeans

PRC students (website: National University of Singapore) . While foreigners enjoy the luxury of studying without worrying about monetary issues, my fellow Singaporeans step into society ridden with debt. Some of them work to finance their studies and others take bank loans which leave them with a debt of more than S$24,000 when they step out into society. They have to pay their tuition fees and accomodation, all out of their own pocket.

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