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.