Enrolment of first-year junior college students

Published Date: 08 May 2017 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) (a) what has been the enrolment of first-year junior college students for the years 2013-2017; and (b) what is the projected enrolment for first year junior college students for 2019.

Response

1. The number of first-year junior college students from 2013 to 2017 is as follows:

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
JC1 Enrolment 15,800 14,900 13,600 13,700 14,400

The decrease over this period is due to falling birth rates, with the exception of 2017, which corresponds to the 2000 dragon year cohort.

2. The projected enrolment for first-year junior college students for 2019 is about 12,800.

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