Indian students doing well in S'pore
The number of Indians who went on to pursue tertiary education nearly doubled from 1990 to 2004.india Updated: May 22, 2006 10:36 IST
The Indian community in Singapore is doing far better in schools as a result of outreach programmes, new data showed on Monday.
The number of Indian students who went on to pursue tertiary education nearly doubled from 1990 to 2004.
The proportion of Indians eligible to enter secondary school in 1990 was 80.2 per cent. It rose to 95.5 per cent in 2004.
Six per cent of Singapore's predominantly Chinese population is ethnic Indian.
The Singapore India Development Association was honoured on Sunday for its special programmes and outreach work.
The association works with more than 200 schools and community organisations.
Lauding the association's progress, Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said that every student who has improved "has a better chance of acquiring knowledge and skills that will help him find a good job in this globalised world".