[lg policy] Bilingual policy remains cornerstone of S'pore education system

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 16 18:12:32 UTC 2011

Bilingual policy remains cornerstone of S'pore education system
By Alvina Soh | Posted: 15 January 2011 2253 hrs

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Ng Eng Hen has said the bilingual policy
remains a cornerstone of Singapore's education system.

He was speaking at the opening of River Valley High School's new
campus and 55th anniversary dinner on Saturday. Dr Ng said that as the
focus of the global economy shifts towards Asia, being bilingual will
give students an edge. He added that English is the language for
international business while mother tongue languages serve as a
connection to cultural identity. As part of the festivities, he was
given a tour around the school and treated to various performances by
the students. Established in 1956, River Valley High School was
selected to be one of the nine Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools
in 1979.


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