07 Jul '11, 4am

Less private schools after new private education regulations

The number of registered private schools has fallen under the new regulations but tuition and enrichment classes could see a boom. During the CPE briefing yesterday, director Anthony Goh said that 223 private schools will no longer be required to be registered under the new regulations - with 190 switching to offer tuition and enrichment services. The remaining schools, such as government agencies offering courses, are exempted under the Private Education Act. The new regulations require only schools offering courses at diploma level and above to register. While more could rush to set up shop in the tuition and enrichment class industry and fly-by-night operators could try to cash in, Kent Ridge Tutors' Max Wong believes that, despite the lack of an official regulating body, market forces will weed out malpractice. "It will be a repetitive cycle - new players come in but t...

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