NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Sembawang GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) (a) how many Primary One students are currently enrolled in after-school care; and (b) among these students, how many are enrolled in school-based student care Centres.

RESPONSE

1. Around 7,800 Primary 1 students are enrolled in Student Care Centres (SCCs) registered with the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Among these students, 4,800 are enrolled in school-based SCCs whilst the rest are enrolled in community-based SCCs.

2. MOE has increased the number of school-based SCCs from less than 50 five years ago to 147 today. The overall enrolment has risen from 3,000 to more than 18,000 students. MOE will continue to expand the places in each school-based SCC and expand the number of schools with SCCs, at a pace that does not cause quality to be compromised.

Source: Ministry of Education, Singapore.