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Education in Singapore is tailored to meet the needs of the people as well as the economy. It caters for the inclinations, aptitudes and interests of pupils by streaming them into academic studies, vocational training or apprenticeship schemes.
The school curriculum stresses bilingualism (English plus mother tongue is compulsory), science, mathematics, moral and social values and extra-curricular activities.
There are 297 primary schools, 116 secondary schools, 22 full schools (primary and secondary) and nine junior colleges. At tertiary level, there are two universities and two polytechnics.
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