Private Education

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With effect from 21 Dec 2009, providers offering private education are required to register with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) under the Private Education Act. “Private education” means any of the following types of education, whether provided wholly or in part electronically, through correspondence or in any other manner:

  1. education leading to the award of a diploma or degree;

  2. full-time post-secondary education leading to the award of a certificate;

  3. full-time primary or secondary education wholly or substantially in accordance with a foreign or international curriculum;

  4. full-time special education for students with physical or intellectual disabilities;

  5. full-time education for the purpose of preparing students for any examination that —

    1. leads to a qualification awarded by any person other than the person which provides such full-time education; or
    2. entitles the students to be admitted to an education institution.

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Private schools conducting education and training such as tuition and enrichment are to register with the Ministry of Education (MOE). General enquiries can be made with MOE Customer Service Centre (Tel: 6872-2220) located at Ground Floor, Podium Block, MOE Building.