Singapore families spent $1.4b on private tuition for kids last year

Higher spending on private tuition was a key contributor to an uptick in educational expenses last year.
Higher spending on private tuition was a key contributor to an uptick in educational expenses last year.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Families spent a substantial $1.4 billion last year on extra lessons for their children, as expenditure on such private education services continues to grow.

The latest government survey on household expenditure found the higher spending on private tuition was a key contributor to an uptick in educational expenses last year.

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