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60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB flats

Postby dimsum » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:34 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 56240.html



SINGAPORE: While the ministry does not track household incomes of students admitted via the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme, some 60 per cent of students who were admitted via this scheme over the last five years live in HDB flats.


This proportion has increased by around 5 percentage points over the last five years.


Education Minister Heng Swee Keat provided this information in a written reply to a question posed by Nominated Member of Parliament Janice Koh on Monday.


Ms Koh had asked what the average and median household incomes for students who qualify for the DSA scheme are.


The DSA scheme allows participating secondary and junior colleges to select students based on their achievements and talents before results of major examinations such as the PSLE or GCE O-Level are released.

- CNA/xq

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby ngl2010 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:27 pm

But 80% of Singapore residents live in HDB. So, it is not proportional?

http://www.hdb.gov.sg/fi10/fi10320p.nsf ... licHousing

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby Daddy D » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:50 pm

"some 60 per cent of students who were admitted via this scheme over the last five years live in HDB flats."

Depends on how you intepret this... :?
Not very meaningful if u ask me...

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby pirate » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:53 pm

There is DSA, and then there is DSA. Not all DSA are created equal. :siam:

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby Dreamgear » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:00 am

Daddy D wrote:"some 60 per cent of students who were admitted via this scheme over the last five years live in HDB flats."

Depends on how you intepret this... :?
Not very meaningful if u ask me...



The question was "what the average and median household incomes for students who qualify for the DSA scheme are."

HSK managed to reply with housing types....

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby jetsetter » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:00 am

有问必答, no need to take written replies to parliamentary questions too seriously. It's not a "propagandist" news release by MOE. It came abt cos NMP Janice Koh wanted the stats.
Opp MPs also file questions for ministries to follow-up at each sitting, so their machinery will generate the data and feed them lor. No significance. Just FYI only.

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby dimsum » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:30 am

Dreamgear wrote:
Daddy D wrote:"some 60 per cent of students who were admitted via this scheme over the last five years live in HDB flats."

Depends on how you intepret this... :?
Not very meaningful if u ask me...



The question was "what the average and median household incomes for students who qualify for the DSA scheme are."

HSK managed to reply with housing types....


He said ministry doesn't track household income of these students. I think it's too sensitive to reveal lah.

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby looking4Tutor » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:33 am

I will be surprised if there is 60% of those who DSA via swimming live in HDB.

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby TheAnswer » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:07 am

Seriously, there are some who live in HDB with incomes above 10K. They may have bought the HDB when they just started working. Things could have improved along the way.

Doesn't mean that we live in HDB means we have no money.

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Re: 60% of students who enter schools via DSA live in HDB fl

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:29 am

Even if the findings show that majority of the kids come from family with monthly household income of $xxk, why should it even surprise us.

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