Daily Archives: 2008-02-20

Knowledge-based economy needs more Uni education financing

By Gerald Giam FINANCE Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced in his 2008 Budget Speech that the Government will increase the CDC/CCC-University Bursaries for students from the lowest 20 percent of households from $1,000 to $1,600. This is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the increase is probably not enough to cover the 7 to 20 percent hike in tuition fees …

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