Singapore universities have the best universities in Asia & two of its universities come among top ten in ten in the World. The education system in Singapore is quite different from the west but is delivering good results. Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has continuously evolved its education system. Its emphasis on education partly reflects Singapore’s virtual lack of natural resources. Singapore needs to develop its human resource and manpower capability in its continuing quest to build a knowledge-based economy.
Singapore education system is centrally governed compared to the autonomous system in the West. Education in Singapore universities is managed by the Ministry of Education. It controls the development and administration of state schools receiving government funding. And also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. For both private and state schools, there are variations in the extent of autonomy in their curriculum, scope of government aid and funding, tuition burden on the students, and admission policy.