A study of challenges faced by Singapore education entrepreneurs in the higher education market

Kumar, N.S., and Kanniah, Desti (2007) A study of challenges faced by Singapore education entrepreneurs in the higher education market. SRM Management Digest- Global Entrepreneurship, 6 (2007). pp. 34-37.

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Higher education has become a vibrant business in Singapore.

The demand for private higher education in Singapore will continue to rise. This will be due to rising population of high school graduates, rising income of parents and international students wanting to study in Singapore because of Singapore's excellent infrastructure and the security she offers to visitors. Private Colleges and schools provide alternatives to students to choose from. Public universities such as NUS, NTU and SMU tend to have very high entrance requirements compared to the overage private schools that admit students into their diploma programmes. Upon completion of their diplomas, these students can proceed to degree programmes in the some school or college, without the need to go abroad. The possibility of proceeding to the degree is the "selling point" for most private colleges wishing to attract international •students. The presence of the private institutions takes away the strains in providing higher education to the populace by the government. It becomes more a 'private good' and it can be freely traded in the market, and whoever benefits from it will have to pay for it themselves.

Item ID: 28971
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 0973-6905
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 22:55
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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