Press Releases

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Regulation to protect private students, help them make informed choices
April 16, 2018

We thank Mr Michael Lum (Raise quality of private education; April 11) and Dr Tng Cheong Sing (Better gauge of private school grads’ progress is social mobility; April 7) for their views on private education in Singapore. Private education institutions (PEIs) are commercial businesses regulated by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), and the focus […]

47% of private students find full-time work 6 months after graduation, compared with 78% for public university grads
April 03, 2018

Fresh graduates from private schools continue to fall behind their counterparts from public universities, even as more of them are doing part-time work, a survey on employment outcomes has found. Nearly half of them – 47.4 per cent – found full-time permanent work six months after finishing their studies, compared with 78.4 per cent for […]

New measures set to spark exit of more private schools
October 22, 2016

More private schools that offer run-of-the-mill degrees are expected to exit as new measures to tighten the quality of the sector take effect. Those that remain will most likely be the more established ones that offer relevant courses and continue to be more viable as businesses, or niche players that plug gaps in the market, […]

New measures to raise standards of private education in Singapore
October 21, 2016

The private education sector is set for a major shake-up with new measures to better protect students and make information more transparent for them. Among the new requirements are making it compulsory for private education institutions (PEIs) offering degrees to take part in an annual graduate employment survey run by the Committee of Private Education […]

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