Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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SINGAPORE : One of Singapore's most distinguished schools, Gan Eng Seng School, celebrated its 125th anniversary with a dinner at Fairmont Singapore on Sunday evening.

Gracing the event, Education Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen remarked that "it was perhaps the only school back then that provided a bilingual education. This proved a valuable asset to students who could benefit from the growth of the region while retaining a sense of rooted-ness to their community."

Established in 1885, the school's founder Mr Gan Eng Seng, wanted to give less well-off children the chance to get a good education.

Recognising the importance of the English language, he added it as another language of instruction to the Chinese students in the school. - CNA /ls
Source: http://www.yasni.co.uk/ext.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelnewsasia.com%2Fstories%2Fsingaporelocalnews%2Fview%2F1070081%2F1%2F.html&name=Gan+Kok+Eng&cat=filter&showads=1


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