Daily Archives: 2013-03-31

How do needy medical students cope financially?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Wooing Singaporean doctors home” (My Paper, Mar 4). Few needy students get aid? In this connection, according to the article “Cost of medical education, financial assistance and medical school demographics in Singapore” by Ng C L, Tambyah P A, Wong C Y (2009), “21.9 percent (of medical students) came from families with …

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University fees increased 7.5% p.a. last 26 years?

I refer to the article “Universities, polytechnics and ITE raise tuition fees” (Straits Times, Mar 30). It states that “At polytechnics and the ITE, the fee increase will affect new and existing students. At the universities, only the incoming freshmen will be affected.” For example, the tuition fees for the normal courses at NUS and NTU will increase to $7,650. …

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