(Actual numbers of foreign students in Singapore are unknown, say Western researchers, some of whom suspect the official figure is high; Singapore does not provide foreign student numbers to the Institute of International Education.) The jump in enrollment reflects the 2003 launching of the government's "global schoolhouse" initiative-a drive for global institutional composition and global student mix through a wide range of educational offerings distinguished by "quality and relevance to a changing world," per a government brochure. Proponents of this theory point to the STB's many offices in China that recruit students from primary through tertiary levels, to speedier issuing of visas to Chinese students tiian to Indian students, and to public university admissions officers who feel "all the better" if on recruitment trips to Southeast Asia they happen to net ethnic Chinese.
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