Parliamentary Replies

February 27, 2018

False Information at the P1 Registration Exercise

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Darryl David, Ang Mo Kio GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools): (a) in the past five years, how many parents have provided false information to secure a place for their child in a school; (b) how are such cases handled by the authorities; and (c) whether the child in question is allowed to remain in the school that he or she has been enrolled in when the parents have been found guilty of providing false information.

Response

1. MOE takes a serious view towards parents who intentionally falsify any information for the purpose of P1 registration. In the last 10 years, there were less than 10 such reported cases.

2. Where there is reason to believe that false information may have been used, MOE will refer the case to the Police for their investigation and action. In cases where the verdict is finalised and the parent is convicted of the charge, the child who was previously registered in a school based on false information would be transferred to another school with available vacancies.