26 July 2010

Singapore Education Ministry (MOE) to set up more Youth Sports Academies

MOE to set up more Youth Sports Academies@CNA

SINGAPORE : The Education Ministry will set up more Youth Sports Academies to cater to a wider range of sports, says Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Masagos Zulkifli.

Speaking at the launch of the MOE Youth Sports Academies 2010 on Friday, he said that in time to come, Singapore could see up to 10 academies catering to an estimated 1,000 athletes at the secondary and pre-university levels.

Mr Masagos added that MOE has completed the first selection of students for three sports - badminton, wushu and table tennis.

Forty-nine Secondary One students from 20 schools have enrolled in the three youth sports academies. - CNA/ms

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