NUS, SUTD raised $200m for students
The National University of Singapore and the Singapore University of Technology and Design have raised more than 200 million dollars for education initiatives, as well as scholarships and bursaries to celebrate the 90th birthday of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Speaking at an appreciation dinner for donors at the Istana this evening (03/09), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says those who have benefited from Singapore's education system have a responsibility to give back to the society and help others.
He said that while this obligation to help the society in education cannot be mandated, the government "has to reflect our feelings and values as a people".
Mr Lee added that the government will match the funds raised by both universities.
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