S’poreans irate after learning MOE spent S$130 million on foreign student scholarship
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S’poreans irate after learning MOE spent S$130 million on foreign student scholarships & annual funding

Following the revelation that in the past five years, Singapore’s government spent about S$130 million per year on international students studying in local schools and autonomous universities, Singaporeans online were an unhappy bunch.

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung cited the following statistics in a Parliamentary written answer after being asked by Workers’ Party non-constituency MP Leon Perera.

One of the biggest questions on Mr Leon’s agenda was, “To ask the Minister for Education in each of the past five years, what is the total Government spending on scholarships and other forms of financial aid given to foreign students studying in Singapore schools and universities”.
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New Citizens are Jewels for The Govt...Not local Singaporeans. SINGAPOREANS local are satisfy by Link Sheltered and more spacious Vois deck for Funeral
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$130,000,000 can help almost all our local students.
Can even give them free education up to JC/poly.
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Yes lets all vote for them white thieves
PRC ktv* hostess once told me "台湾人无情, 香港人无义,新加坡人无稚" dance dance
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Even so, many netizens took to social media to express their frustration at the situation.


Netizens raised the recent incident where a 60-year old father said that he might have to resort to choosing between borrowing money, and stopping his daughter’s education because he was allegedly disallowed from using his Central Provident Fund (CPF) money to pay for his child’s education.

Read the full story: Daughter’s education left hanging after CPF Board allegedly disallows father to withdraw and pay for fees

The CPF Board responded to the father with a statement confirming that he cannot use his CPF funds for his child’s education.

They said, “As Mr Lim did not have sufficient CPF savings for a basic retirement, allowing him to use his CPF for his daughter’s education is not appropriate”.

They also added that, “the better approach is to find other ways to finance his daughter’s school fees”.

CPF responds, says father with insufficient cash for daughter’s education cannot make a withdrawal

Despite Mr Ong’s reassurance about the way in which the money was being used, netizens were still very unhappy with the situation. The comments were not so much xenophobic, they were mainly about dissatisfaction that stemmed from comparisons. -/TISG
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Why so many ppl complain meh?
70% Shld be very happy what
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Another hard truth.

NS for locals, scholarship for foreign students!

Crying
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12-7-2019 10:26 AM
FaTa said:
Another hard truth.

NS for locals, scholarship for foreign students!

Crying

The worst is putting the word privilege into ns mouth.
Who want the privilege in the first place?
Who want to serve that damn 24 months ns?
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Our gov told us that we need foreigners. They will be the ones that create jobs for sinkees .
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the money should used on our citizen . waste alot of fund and yet still want to increased GST, transport fare, water bill , electricity bill. Can citizen ask other country to help our sg citizen to pay for our these increases since we have help their children by giving them free scholarship and studying here where that cannot provide as a parent and as a country.
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