School fees raised for foreigners to better ‘differentiate’ them from native Singaporeans
Posted by temasektimes on June 27, 2012
In a move to placate disgruntled Singaporeans still feeling upset with the government’s pro-foreigner policies, the Ministry of Education has raised the school fees for foreigners studying in Singapore schools from January 2013.
The fees will increase by S$50-$80 per month for students who are PRs and by S$115-$250 per month for international students while school fees for students who are Singaporean citizens will remain unchanged.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said the fee increase for non-Singaporean students studying in government and government-aided schools will further differentiate fees by citizenship.
The monthly standard miscellaneous fees for all students will be raised at the same time with an increase by S$1.00 at primary level, S$2.00 at secondary level and S$2.50 at pre-university level.