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Increase in number of Indians students in Malaysia's Tamil schools.

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (ANI): Due to the migration of estate workers to town areas in Malaysia, there has been an increase in the number of students in Tamil schools.

"Most Tamil schools except several in the estates showed an increase in student enrolment possibly due to the migration of estate workers to town areas, The Star online quoted Malaysian Tamil schools chief organiser S. Baskaran as saying.

Students, who completed their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education, is a national examination taken by all fifth form students in Malaysia. It is set and examined by the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia).  (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia The Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM, English: Malaysian Higher School Certificate) is a pre-university examination taken by students in Malaysia. It was formerly known as the Higher School Certificate (HSC).  (STPM) examinations, have been asked to select their course wisely.

"Apart from the popular medical, law and accountancy degrees, there were other sectors, which offered attractive salaries, in need of workforce," said Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk S.K. Devamany.

Students were advised to attend the Star Education Fair, which is scheduled to be held at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) from January 10. (ANI)

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