[lg policy] Singapore: Proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes doubles

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 11 17:02:07 UTC 2010

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Channel News Asia

Proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes doubles

The proportion of Indian students coming from English-speaking homes
has doubled, says Senior Minister of State for Education, S Iswaran.

In 1982, three in 10 Primary 1 Indian students came from homes that
used English. The figure is now six in 10.

Addressing the Tamil language coordinators meeting and sharing session
on Thursday, Mr Iswaran explained that these students have limited
exposure to Tamil before they entered school and started learning the

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