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Teo Ser Luck: International schools part of Singapore’s infrastructure

Posted by temasektimes on October 20, 2012

International schools are a necessary part of the infrastructure for Singapore to remain attractive to foreign businesses like MNCs and Asian enterprises, said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck.

Speaking at the campus opening ceremony of the Stamford American International School on Friday, Mr Teo said:

“International schools provide the kind of facilities and education services that are needed by these expatriates. But not only that, they also create an industry within the education services sector. The school itself has also created administrative jobs and all for Singaporeans, and in many ways this would encourage the economy and facilitate the growth of the economy as well.” 

The school is billed to be the largest education project in Asia and costs S$300 million to build and currently has 1,000 students from Nursery to Grade 9 from over 40 nationalities and is expected to have 3,300 students by 2014.

With more and more foreigners flooding into Singapore, more international schools are expected to be built here in the future as Singapore marches towards its target population of 6.5 million people.

18 Responses to “Teo Ser Luck: International schools part of Singapore’s infrastructure”

  1. teo cheap buy said

    Tcss

  2. Pink Panty Loong said

    Singaporeans to PAP: Opposition teams should be part of Parliament Infrastructure. Period. Damn sick of all these “factual” statements from them to support their half-baked policies.

    Mod’s note:

    We already have the PAP’s ‘opposition’ in parliament which agree 100% with its policies ALL the time. What more do you want?

  3. Pink Panty Loong said

    F1 should be part of Singapore. Foreigners should be part of Singapore. Everything from what the white monkeys wanted to serve themselves better SHOULD BE PART OF SINGAPORE. SICK, right?

  4. Pink Panty Loong said

    PAP, you don’t own Singapore. Stop telling us WHAT TO DO. FARK YOU. We as citizens have the right not to agree with your policies and vote you monkeys out. Damn sick & tired of all these PREACHING from them already. Not one single issues faced by Singaporeans have been solved and all you guys do is just YAK YAK YAK & YAK!!!

    • Malaysian PR said

      No one ask you to listen. You are the one who Yak.

      • Pink Panty Loong said

        So Luck Luck is talking to the air? Then why he bother to yak? Fark you M’sian PR. Go back to Malaysia, you loser. Oops, you can’t find job there, right? So got to suck up to our government, right?

  5. Lim said

    Nothing is spared – it is all about money, business, profits & economy.

  6. People Inaction PArty said

    Ordinary Singaporeans deserve to know why they are not allowed to study in international schools such as SAS, UWC, Canadian or Australian schools. But some well-connected Singaporeans are allowed to study there. This is double standard, unfair and morally wrong.

  7. Think B4 u Talk said

    Then WHERE THE FARK IS THE INTEGRATION PART????!!!!

  8. Jack said

    For $300millions investment, you can get the minister as the GOH plus a speech tailored to you interest, see you in GE2016

  9. Naivety said

    This is another strategy to bring in more influx of foreigners to crowd into our tiny Sinkie Land!

    • Pink Panty Loong said

      Well said Naivety!!!

    • No, it’s far, far worse than that.

      It’s the most explicit admission yet that Government schools cannot be reformed to produce graduates capable of critical thinking, exploratory reason, effective communication, or the long list of other skills that are required to be competitive in the knowledge-based economy, where ideas are more valuable than artefacts. Instead, Government schools excel at indoctrination, rote regurgitation, and other activities that seem most efficiently designed to eliminate Singaporean children from real economic, social and cultural success. Nobody ever created anything important, lasting and valuable by toeing the party line. Yet that is the single highest “virtue” in “our” local pedagogy. Talk to most MOE teachers, rather than bureaucrats, and you’ll find that they’re perfectly aware of what the problems are, and have some good ideas about how to solve them. But with an HDB mortgage and a car loan, not to mention tuition for their own children, can anybody blame them for not wanting to break their own rice bowl?

  10. Luck said

    Teo Ser Luck is a bag of shit. A good-for-nothing loser whose life had been completely devoid of achievements until his years of PAP cock-sucking earned him a place on the Pasir Ris GRC team in 2006. The fact that a halfwit like him can make Minister of State shows that PAP values loyal toadying more than competency.

    In America, a person of Teo Ser Luck’s caliber would be working in a car wash or delivering pizza for minimum wage. It’s amazing that in Singapore, tax payers are made to pay a million dollar every year for a worthless piece of shit like him.

  11. Ron said

    I see the usual group of angry birds….Angry Singapore Birds. Just shouting at the government. It matters little what is being said by the Minister, this group is angry and all they do is increase their blood pressure and bring on more health problems.

    This group is in the minority. Spore is developing and improving on a wide front… IT, education, infrastructure, financial services even in the defence space. For most of us it is today’s problems and challenges. For the government they have to think 10, 20, 30 and decades ahead. And more should appreciate what is going on.

  12. No Can Do said

    PAP’s attention is focused on doing the best for foreigners and only wayang-wayang for the citizens. Yet the 60.5% daft sinkies voted for them. Scholarships, NTUC top jobs like directorship for Amy Cheong (Malaysian), now $300m investment for international school exclusively for FTs, etc. is the PAP working for S’poreans?
    The Opp shd unite, not divide, in next GE to boot PAP out!

    Mod’s note:

    The figure is actually 76% if you include those who voted for the PAP’s ‘B’ team aka the ‘Wayang Party’ whose leeches are dying to jump into the same bed as the PAP:

    ‘If the PAP fails win a majority in the next election, the Workers Party will form a coalition govt with it (to keep it in power)’

    – PAP’s ‘B’ team MP Pritam Singh, May 2011

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