Parliament: Some 400 Sports School students had represented Singapore in international competitions

The Singapore Sports School has produced about 400 students who went on to don national colours at overseas meets since 2004, said Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng on Oct 2.
The Singapore Sports School has produced about 400 students who went on to don national colours at overseas meets since 2004, said Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng on Oct 2. PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Sports School (SSP) has produced about 400 students who went on to don national colours at overseas meets since 2004, said Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng on Monday (Oct 2).

Elaborating, he told Parliament this included eight Olympians, 10 world champions and 65 Asian Games competitors.

Mr Ng was responding to Nominated Member of Parliament Ganesh Rajaram, who asked how many past and present SSP students accepted under the Direct School Admission had gone on to represent Singapore in their chosen sport.

Mr Rajaram also asked how many SSP students had gone on to represent Singapore after they had left school.

"For students who are admitted to mainstream schools via Direct School Admission, MOE (Ministry of Education) does not track whether they go on to represent Singapore in their chosen sporting field after they graduate," Mr Ng said.