Nearly 10,000 Vietnamese students are studying at Singaporean universities, colleges and schools. Many Vietnamese officials, doctor or master degree holders have graduated from renowned institutions in the island nation, particularly at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) and Civil Service College (CSC).
Around 1,500 Vietnamese students have studied at the LKYSPP and most of them are currently holding key positions in Vietnamese state agencies.
LKYSPP Dean Kishore Mahbubani said he is very proud to hear that many Vietnamese students have embarked on successful careers in their homeland after graduation. He hoped that the school will have closer and tight relations with Vietnam in the coming years.
Since 2001, CSC has recruited Vietnamese students with the aim of introducing Singapore’s practical experiences and helping them enrich their knowledge to support future careers.
CSC representative Flynn Ong said the school wants to share experience with Vietnamese officials, contributing to the country’s development.
Singaporean experts spoke highly of Vietnamese students’ qualifications and suggested Vietnam should continue to reform its educational system to meet the requirements of globalisation.