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Singapore offers various educational programmes that make it an important centre for students

1/31/2017 3:30:29 PM
written By : Staff Reporter Print

As parents we are always seeking the best for our children, When people talk about Singapore, it is not just the safe environment or the top class infrastructure the city has, but also its excellent educational institutions. No wonder, when top Indian film star Akshay Kumar was scouting for schools for his teenage son, Singapore was definitely on his mind. 

This country has been recognised for having the best school systems in the world topping several international rating systems such as the OECD and TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science) study and more recently topping the PISA rankings.

According to a report titled ‘Education Sector in Singapore to 2019 — Market Size and Intelligence’ by Indalytics Advisors, “The education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 2.22 per cent till 2019. This is driven by various factors such as increased government and private spending on education, demand from expatriates and non-residents representing 29 per cent of the population.”

Spring Singapore also said that the private education sector is a growing industry in Singapore. “With the global education market estimated to be worth US$2.2 trillion annually with 7.2 million international students by 2025 and Asia expecting to account for 70 per cent of global demand for international higher education, there are many opportunities within the regional education industry for SMEs in Singapore,” it said. 

The options available to students in Singapore are many. For those with younger children, there are many kindergarten schools to choose from. From Eton House to White Lodge and Modern Montessori, there is no dearth of choice. These schools use innovative teaching methods to get the child started on his learning journey.

There are presently more than 30 schools offering an international curriculum. Apart from schools that cater specifically to certain communities, many others specialise by offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) and other globally recognised programmes. GWA (Singapore), Canadian International School (CIS), United World College, Dulwich College, Tanglin Trust and so on.

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