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Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:31 pm

to differentiate citizens and non-citizens?

http://www.edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/n ... 3_MOE.html

School fees to increase for non-citizens in 2013: MOE
Edvantage | Tue Jun 26 2012


SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced today that it will be revising school fees from 2013 in government and government-aided schools for non-Singaporeans.

School fees will increase by $50-80 per month for students who are Permanent Residents (PR) and by $115-250 per month for international students (IS).

Primary PR students will be charged $90 up from $40, while IS (ASEAN) will be charged $350 up from $235. Other international students will be charged $500 up from $345.

School fees for students who are Singapore Citizens (SC) will remain unchanged. Primary school education is free for citizens.

Monthly fees for secondary PR students, IS (ASEAN) and IS will increase by $65 to $120, $125 to $450, and $180 to $650, respectively.

Fees for local students will remain at $5.

Meanwhile, pre-university PR students will be charged $160 up from $80, while IS (ASEAN) will be charged $700 up from $530. Other international students will be charged $1,000 up from $750.

School fees for local students will remain at $6.

Monthly standard miscellaneous fees will also increase for all students by $1 to $6.50 for primary school students, by $2.00 to $10.00 for secondary school students and by $2.50 to $13.50 for Pre-University school students.
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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby caroline3sg » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:54 pm

Should also include poly education.

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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:06 pm

caroline3sg wrote:Should also include poly education.


Poly is considered tertiary? So I am not sure if the fees are regulated by MOE.
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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Mawar » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:29 pm

It's about time! Should have implemented this years ago. :siam:

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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby schweppes » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:35 pm

ksi wrote:
caroline3sg wrote:Should also include poly education.


Poly is considered tertiary? So I am not sure if the fees are regulated by MOE.


Yes, poly is considered tertiary. But feel that their fees should be adjusted too. Just like bus fares. I may be wrong on this (pls correct me if i am), but, don't think poly/ITE students enjoy the subsidsed bus fares as their A level counterparts. Feel that provisions shd be made especially since they are all in the same age group and category of post-secondary education.

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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm

Mawar wrote:It's about time! Should have implemented this years ago. :siam:


Yeah, that is why option 2 exists. Some may feel that this is long overdue.
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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:46 pm

schweppes wrote:
ksi wrote:
caroline3sg wrote:Should also include poly education.


Poly is considered tertiary? So I am not sure if the fees are regulated by MOE.


Yes, poly is considered tertiary. But feel that their fees should be adjusted too. Just like bus fares. I may be wrong on this (pls correct me if i am), but, don't think poly/ITE students enjoy the subsidsed bus fares as their A level counterparts. Feel that provisions shd be made especially since they are all in the same age group and category of post-secondary education.


I agree with you, they should enjoy the same privileges but who is in charge for fees? I think for bus fares, LTA should be the one in charge to review this right?

Just a lighter note on the difference I notice, I think the poly kids are treated more like young adults, not tied down by school uniforms and stricter rules in school whereas the A levels kids are managed more like kids, maybe that is why they are given bus fare privileges? :tongue: :duck:
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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby schweppes » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:53 pm

ksi wrote:
schweppes wrote:
ksi wrote:Poly is considered tertiary? So I am not sure if the fees are regulated by MOE.


Yes, poly is considered tertiary. But feel that their fees should be adjusted too. Just like bus fares. I may be wrong on this (pls correct me if i am), but, don't think poly/ITE students enjoy the subsidsed bus fares as their A level counterparts. Feel that provisions shd be made especially since they are all in the same age group and category of post-secondary education.


I agree with you, they should enjoy the same privileges but who is in charge for fees? I think for bus fares, LTA should be the one in charge to review this right?


ya... think so. They did say that they are looking into it. As usual, NATO only. haiz :razz:


ksi wrote:Just a lighter note on the difference I notice, I think the poly kids are treated more like young adults, not tied down by school uniforms and stricter rules in school whereas the A levels kids are managed more like kids, maybe that is why they are given bus fare privileges? :tongue: :duck:


:rotflmao:

actually, some of the poly kids need more discipline in their lives!! :slapshead: :nunchuk:

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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:59 pm

schweppes wrote:
ksi wrote:
I agree with you, they should enjoy the same privileges but who is in charge for fees? I think for bus fares, LTA should be the one in charge to review this right?


ya... think so. They did say that they are looking into it. As usual, NATO only. haiz :razz:


Ah...then they can now learn from MOE....get into ACTION and stop the TALK! MOE is setting a good example.. :rahrah:

schweppes wrote:
ksi wrote:Just a lighter note on the difference I notice, I think the poly kids are treated more like young adults, not tied down by school uniforms and stricter rules in school whereas the A levels kids are managed more like kids, maybe that is why they are given bus fare privileges? :tongue: :duck:


:rotflmao:

actually, some of the poly kids need more discipline in their lives!! :slapshead: :nunchuk:


Yeah I see quite a number of them are smokers.... Image
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Re: Are you happy you have been heard by MOE...

Postby nansk » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:08 pm

ksi wrote:Are you happy you have been heard by MOE....
to differentiate citizens and non-citizens?


Wait. Was this really what ksp parents were clamouring for? How is it going to benefit Singaporean kids if their non-Sg classmates will now pay higher fees? Is there any promise that the higher fees collected will be used to bring in more teachers/teacher-training/extra coaching for exams etc.?

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