School fee hike may boost citizenship

School fee hike may boost citizenship
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Unlike Ms Jolene Tan Siyu ("School fee hike may have divisive implications"; last Saturday), I support the Government's decision to increase schools fees for foreigners and permanent residents (PRs) ("Fee hike for international students and PRs attending local schools"; Oct 1).

This will encourage foreigners and PRs to take up citizenship to enlarge our local population.

Over the years, we have attracted foreigners, some highly talented, to become Singaporeans - contributing in one way or another to build a better Singapore, like what our forefathers did.

Conversely, the fee hike will discourage those with no intention of making Singapore their home from coming here to enjoy a cheap and good education before moving elsewhere.

No one owes Singapore a living. Neither does Singapore owe anyone a living.

Yeo Boon Eng (Ms)

This article was first published on October 13, 2015.
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