Immigrants outdo native students in studies

14 June 2017 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences felt the fact that immigrant students in Singapore fared better than native students is, in some sense, reassuring because it suggests that immigrants do not dilute the quality of the peer group which native children are exposed to. Consequently, exposure to immigrant peers is unlikely to hurt native children but might actually enhance their achievement.