Saturday, July 25, 2009

Can students assume that all is ok?

With the closing of Brookes Business School and its subsidiary school, can students attending classes in all the existing private schools feel secure that they will not get into the same problem as those from these two schools?

Case's Executive Director Seah Seng Choon has explained that CaseTrust is just about protecting the fees students paid and welfare practices. The role of ensuring academic excellence is the responsibility of Spring Singapore.

In 2004, EDB's press statement said that an accreditation council was supposed to be set up. This somehow did not materialise. Can we assume that all the private schools thus did not go through a screening process to ensure that what they claimed were genuine and that all of them are sound and proper?

A new regime will be set up under EduTrust to regulate private schools and the quality of the services they are providing. Until then, Case is stepping up to check on private schools to see that all is in order. There is a lapse of 5 years of free enterprise when everything goes. 5 years of caveat emptor while the foul smell was floating around and with several other incidents and several schools closed down.

What a pathetic state of affair that was allowed go on for so long without any body stepping in to protect the students and the image of a reliable and world class education hub that we are building.

Can students assume that everything is ok now?

4 comments:

b612meow said...
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b612sputnik said...

thanks for your detailed information. before any measure is available, for foreigners planning to obtain a degree in Sg, what can be done to choose accredited courses from the recognized schools? thanks! (www.educationfound.com)

gurl said...

Our new hostel in Clementi has recently been set up. It’s ideal for students looking for a private and quiet living hostel. Our hostel has wide accommodations.

We have 3 different types of room available in our hostel (Single, Twin-Sharing & Quad-Sharing Room). All our room comes with an attached bathroom, 24 hour air-conditioning and a wireless internet. There’s a common pantry where you can cook your meals, coin-operated washing machine & dryer, vending machines and a common study room.

Our hostel also provide 24 hour security for the student’s safety and a warden on guard should there be any emergency after office hours.

Do come down to our new hostel to have a look at the rooms or call us at 64664959 should you have any further queries.

Thanks,
Wani
East Lodge Clementi
Tel: 64664959
Email: admin@eastlodge.com.sg
Website: www.eastlodge.com.sg

redbean said...

hi all,

it is good that you guys are making intro of your facilities/services here. i have received quite a number of enquiries every now and then and have referred them to my associates.

cheers.