27 August 2018
The cost of education in Singapore has been steadily increasing over the years.
For instance, the index for tuition fees for polytechnics and local universities has increased by 8.3 percentage points since 2014, according to the Department of Statistics.
But rising education costs are also caused by personal choice as more students and parents opt for private tuition.
The Government is trying move away from a narrow focus on grades and efforts but we can still expect parents and students to want to supplement public education with private tuition.