Number of classes and teaching staff for 2022 Primary 1 registration

Published Date: 16 February 2021 09:00 PM

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NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Mr Gan Thiam Poh, Ang Mo Kio GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry intends to increase the number of classes and teaching staff of existing primary schools in preparation for the 2022 Primary 1 registration exercise to be held this year.

RESPONSE

  1. MOE is committed to ensuring that there are sufficient school places for all Singapore Citizen (SC) and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) school-going children.
  2. We review the allocation of Primary One (P1) places annually to ensure that the number of places in each residential area is sufficient for the current and projected population. The 2015 birth cohort which will be registering in the upcoming 2021 P1 Registration Exercise is projected to be similar to the recent years’ cohort sizes.  We would like to assure the Member that there would be sufficient places for all local school-going children, and where we need to make local adjustments to provide localised additional P1 places in certain primary schools, we will do so.
  3. Similarly, we review the number of teachers for each school annually to ensure that all schools have sufficient teachers for their projected student enrolment.
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