5 Reasons Why You Should Study in Singapore
Singapore, dubbed as the Lion City, is one if the best education centers around the world. In fact, the institutional excellence here is so high Singapore stands as the second most competitive country, the country with the best investment potential and the most “technology-ready” country in the world. Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
Needless to say, if you are considering on getting your higher education abroad, you might want to consider Singapore and give it a chance. Here are 5 reasons why:
The Best Universities
Indeed, Singapore has one of the best universities in the world. The education system is top-notch and competition is high, so that students are encourages to reach their full potential.
Students studying in Singapore have consistently been ranked as some of the best in the world, especially in math and science, and the level of quality education in the universities speaks for that.
English is the Primary Instructional Language
It perhaps goes without saying that most of the population of Singapore is bilingual i.e. they can speak two of the main four languages: English (common and first language), Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.
This means that almost everyone in Singapore can communicate with you in English and so, living there during your education period is not a problem, because after all, communication is key when it comes to adapting to a new environment. All lessons are taught in English (except a single mother-tongue subject), and all students and teachers are required to communicate with each other in English.
High-Quality Teacher Workforce
The basis for all quality education, of course, comes from teachers. Without teachers, institutionalization is impossible. And so here in Singapore too, the teachers form what is recognized as one of the best teaching workforce in the world.
Singapore has very high teaching standards. It doesn’t employ just-about any teacher that fills the form. The Ministry of Education carefully recruits these teacher, armed with excellent academic qualifications and ability to teach diverse student bodies, and they are trained at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (sounds familiar?, to ensure that only the best teachers are entitled to their post. There are development courses, and sometimes groups of teachers are led abroad to learn the finer aspects teaching in other countries.
That definitely makes Singapore the home of one of the best teaching workforces in the world, and that makes Singapore one of the best places to study in.
I have already mentioned that Singapore is the most “technology-ready” countries in the world. And of course, that very much applies to its education system as well.
Singapore integrated technology into their education system way back since 1997, and since then it’s been growing ever so fast.
Within every institution there are wi-fi facilities. Similarly, every classroom is equipped with at least one projector for multimedia teaching methods, and all students and teachers are recommended to use their own laptops, phones and ICT devices for research help in the curriculum. Singapore is one of the few countries in the world where teachers are required to integrate IT into their teaching methods, and as part of current plans, all schools in the near future are to be connected to the Next Generation Broadband Network (NGBN), which will provide ultra-fast wireless connectivity to help students learn effectively and at their own pace.
Its use of technology that helps to label Singapore as one of the most advanced learning centers of the world.
Of course, healthcare is a must when it comes to learning, because learning without good health is impossible. “Health is wealth”, they say, and Singapore takes that all by heart when it comes to providing healthcare.
The World Health Organization ranks Singapore’s health services as the 6th best in the world. Life expectancy is an average of 82.5 years (that is really good), and the entire population has access to good drinking water and sanitation facilities. Diseases and obesity are pretty low. And there are healthcare plans for those generally unable to afford expensive treatments. So much so that in 2008, the government of Singapore covered 32% of all healthcare. Wow! If you ever decide on studying in Singapore, healthcare shouldn’t even be a thing on your mind. All you need to do, is study, work hard, get a degree, and live your life the way you want to.
All in all, if you have an intention of studying in Singapore, be assured that every bit of your expense will be worth it. Sure, Singapore is expensive, but the result you get out of that expense will be more than what you could have hoped for.
Singapore’s education is a textbook example of what other countries’ education systems thrive to be. A single degree will open the door of your choosing, and set you for your life ahead in whatever aspiration you may have. The combined power of competitive universities, mutual communication, excellent teaching workforce, advanced technology and exemplary healthcare make Singapore one of the best education centers around the globe.