Tag Archives: School Fees

SELF-ENTITLED FOREIGNERS COMPLAIN ABOUT SCHOOL FEE HIKES FOR NON-CITIZENS

Shortly after the Singapore government announced that Government-aided schools would require non-citizens to pay higher school fees in an attempt to "further differentiate fees by citizenship", some self-entitled foreigners have reportedly been up in arms. A number of foreigners, whose children are in government schools, decried the move as an attempt to "please citizens" and "push the foreigners away".

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MOE: SCHOOL FEES RAISED FOR NON-CITIZENS

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced today that it will revise school fees for Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) and international students (IS) in Government and Government-aided schools from January 2016. MOE says that this is part of a "periodic review of school fees" to "further differentiate fees by citizenship".

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PAP KINDERGARTEN GIVE REBATES AFTER PUBLIC FURORE OVER SCHOOL FEE HIKE

It states that “During this period, all Singaporean and permanent resident children in the centres will enjoy a rebate equivalent to the fee increase amount,” PCF said. This means the new fees will only take effect from July 1 next year. “We are reaching out to all parents to inform them of this rebate,” the PCF said.” Does this not sound familiar? Increase fees and then give a temporary rebate due to the public furore over the fee increase when profits increased by 24.7 per cent over the previous year!

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PCF CHILDCARE FEE INCREASE DESPITE 24.7% INCREASE IN PROFITS?

According to the PCF’s 2014 Financial Statement – its surplus for the year increased from $942,861 (Jan 1 to Dec 31 2013) to $1,469.575 (Jan 1 2014 to Mar 31 2015). This is an increase of 24.7 per cent ($1,175,660 divided by $942,861) compared to the previous year. With such a huge increase in the surplus (profits) – is the across the board increase in fees justified?

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GERMANY SCRAPS UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES

All German universities will offer free higher education starting this week, after the region of Lower Saxony changed its policies to fit with the rest of the country. German policy-makers say that free university education for all is a basic right, and that tuition fees are unfair and discourage poorer students from continuing with their education.

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