SINGAPORE: About half, or 11,800 students, at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) received help with course fees in the form of bursaries in the last academic year.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi cited this figure in Parliament, as he sought to offer assurance that help was available for low—income students to grant them access to the full range of educational opportunities at ITE.
He was responding to a question from Member of Parliament for Bishan—Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency Zainudin Nordin, who wanted to know how many ITE students were receiving financial assistance and what help was in place to keep them in school.
Mr Hawazi said some 1,600 students received help with paying for overseas enrichment activities last year.
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