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Volume 16
Issue 1
Online publication date 2016-04-19
Title Need for regulatory revamp of private institutions
Author Victor Sing Ong YU
This paper examines the need for regulatory revamp of private institutions in Singapore, many of which may not have met the regulatory requirements if strict monitoring actions were to be applied to them. This first part of this paper explores the possible reasons why some private commercial schools are still in operation despite not meeting the recommended regulatory guidelines. It suggests stricter actions could be taken by the Council for Private Education to ensure that private commercial schools contribute to the improvement of the overall education landscape in Singapore and makes recommendations where the Council for could increase its vigilance on these schools. The second part of the paper explores the failure of private commercial schools to deliver quality education to their students and the reasons students are still choosing the private education route as an option for their studies. 
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Keywords Regulatory revamp, private schools, audit
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