KNOWLEDGE BASE Education In Singapore

Singaporean school children

Education in Singapore

 

Singaporeans are Educated

Marketers in Singapore can enjoy a relatively educated population, as education is highly valued.  Primary education is free and lasts for six to eight years. While the language of instruction is English, students are also required to learn any one of the other three official languages. As students move into the secondary level, they are placed into academic or vocational and commercial tracks. Those in the academic tracks move into four or five more years of instruction.  Academic performance determines who moves on to higher education.  There are usually two or three years of pre-university instruction followed by enrollment at a technical college or university.

The younger Singaporean population is reaching higher and higher levels of education, made available by greater schooling opportunities.  Women are also catching up with men in the level of education they are attaining. With an increasingly educated population, income levels rise and the workforce of potential employees increases.  Between 2002 and 2012, the highest level of education attained is shifting higher and higher.  The Singapore government provides statistics about education in Singapore. The aggregate chart below shows the shift for the entire group. For a closer look at the data, broken out by age ranges and gender, take a look at Statistics Singapore Newsletter: Educational Profile of Singapore Resident Non-Students, 2002-2012.

 

Chart showing highest education levels attained by Singaporean resident non-student population 

Source: Statistics Singapore Newsletter: Educational Profile of Singapore Resident Non-Students, 2002-2012

 

Globig Resources

In-depth analysis of Singapore’s education levels published by the Singapore Department of Statistics

 

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Education In Singapore