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More collaborative tuition programmes for students

The number of collaborative tuition centres set up by Singapore's ethnic-based self-help groups has gone up over the years, to 69 currently. The centres allow students from one self-help group to participate in tuition programmes offered by the others.

SINGAPORE: The number of collaborative tuition centres set up by Singapore's ethnic-based self-help groups has gone up over the years, to 69 currently.

These centres allow students from one self-help group to participate in tuition programmes offered by the others.

Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah said the collaborative tuition programme, first launched in 2002, maximises the use of community resources. It also provides greater convenience and accessibility to students from lower-income families.

Ms Indranee was speaking at the self-help groups’ joint tuition awards ceremony on Saturday (Aug 23), where 571 students received awards for their academic achievements.