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MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuition

Postby dimsum » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:12 pm

SINGAPORE: The Education Ministry (MOE) is reviewing its policy of allowing teachers to give private tuition.


Under existing guidelines, teachers can give up to six hours of tuition per week.


Tuition centre operators Channel NewsAsia spoke to said that if the rules are tightened, the pay of tutors and in turn, tuition fees, may have to be raised.

Operators said parents prefer MOE-trained teachers and if rules are tightened, the demand and pay for such tutors may increase.


Max Tan, director of True Learning Centre, said: "Many tuition centres will be willing to pay higher. We will have to compete with other tuition centres. As a result, you may see that these full-time tutors will be earning much more."


The centre said that under such circumstances, tuition fees may then have to be raised.


But this is likely to affect only agencies with a large pool of current MOE teachers as its tutors.


Another agency Channel NewsAsia spoke to said it is not expecting to raise fees, as less than 20 per cent of its tutors are teachers.

- CNA/ms

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 42374.html

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby dimsum » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Will this result in more teachers quitting to become FT tutors?

If tuition fees are expected to increase, won't this penalize the less well-off families?

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby h3ngh3ngl4h » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:23 pm

So it comes full circle, do we need tuition or not? :D

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:32 pm

If really tighten or ban, I wonder how is MOE and schools' Ps going to police. Will tuition centre employers and customers be punished too if discovered using current tr knowingly?

Will MOE disallow trs who quit to join or set up tuition centres before a certain period is over ?

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby resgmom » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:32 pm

dimsum wrote:Will this result in more teachers quitting to become FT tutors?

If tuition fees are expected to increase, won't this penalize the less well-off families?


Exactly. MOE needs to consider all these unintended consequences when they implement policies like this (which apparently wasn't thought out when they implement the "teach less learn more" policy which might have drastically increased the need for tuition). IMO, better leave it to free market forces. Too much intervention might not be a good thing.

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby Daddy D » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:38 pm

MOE/NIE is just feeding the tuition monster... How to end?
:?

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:41 pm

Daddy D wrote:MOE/NIE is just feeding the tuition monster... How to end?
:?


Parents are also in the equation :siam:

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby ngl2010 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:43 pm

MOE should announce that PSLE from now on won't be difficult. It will lower demand for tuition.

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby Daddy D » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:54 pm

SAHM_TAN wrote:
Daddy D wrote:MOE/NIE is just feeding the tuition monster... How to end?
:?


Parents are also in the equation :siam:


If cut the supply, maybe the demand will die off?

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Re: MOE reviewing policy of allowing teachers to give tuitio

Postby SAHM_TAN » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:03 pm

Daddy D wrote:
SAHM_TAN wrote:
Daddy D wrote:MOE/NIE is just feeding the tuition monster... How to end?
:?


Parents are also in the equation :siam:


If cut the supply, maybe the demand will die off?


Maybe for parents who are on the fence kind. But for very determined parents who feel tuition is the way to go for that extra edge, I doubt so.

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