Monday, April 09, 2012

Education Minister on foreign scholars fulfilling service obligations

SINGAPORE : Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that on average, more than eight in 10 scholars from ASEAN, India and China fulfil their service obligations to work in Singapore after graduation.

He said most of the rest were granted deferment to pursue further studies and are required to serve their obligations after their studies.

He added that almost all scholars who have graduated have taken up permanent residency or citizenship, with about 15 per cent converting to citizens within five years of graduation.

Mr Heng was replying to a written question by Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong.

- CNA/ms

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Source Form Channel News Asia

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