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Singapore Education System
Singapore is recognised as one of the best educational hubs in Southeast Asia, with an education system which nurtures a quest for lifelong learning.

With its foundations laid on the British GCSE and GCE examination systems, Singapore’s school system has since evolved to meet the nation’s specific needs. It has also become a learning system that others commend and emulate. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2015/2016, Singapore ranked 3rd in the world for the quality of its educational system.

It is compulsory for all Singaporeans to complete six years of the foundation and orientation stage of primary school education. Students move on to secondary school education upon passing the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

Secondary school education generally spans across four to five years, with students streamed according to their PSLE results into the Normal, Express or Special stream. This allows them to develop at their own learning pace. Secondary school students proceed to post-secondary education and to higher learning institutions once they pass their GCE ‘O’ level examinations

Singapore’s higher learning institutions, which are heavily involved in global-oriented programmes, have produced skilled and adaptable professionals sought after worldwide. Singapore’s public universities have earned strong global standings. In the World University Rankings 2015/2016, for example, Times Higher Education placed NUS and NTU among the top 100 universities in the world.
Committee For Private Education (CPE)
Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). It was appointed by SSG in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. The CPE is supported by a team of dedicated staff from SSG to regulate the sector, provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.
Private Education Act
The Private Education Act provides for the regulation and accreditation of private education institutions so as to ensure the provision of quality education thereat and for matters connected therewith in Singapore. The Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (a statutory board under the Ministry of Education since Oct 2016) was appointed to regulate and provide measures for best practices to raise quality standards in private education.

Under The Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) as legislated under the PEI Act , PEIs need to register with CPE and are required to comply with legal requirements stipulated under the Act pertaining to courses, managers, teachers, premises, advertisements and disclosure of information.

You may refer to the The Private Education Act Details link
EduTrust Certification Scheme
The EduTrust Certification Scheme (EduTrust) is a quality assurance scheme administered by CPE for PEIs in Singapore. It aims to distinguish private schools that are able to consistently maintain a high standard of quality in the overall provision of education services and make continual improvements that lead to positive student outcomes. You may refer to the EduTrust Details link.
Student Contract
The Private Education Institution-Student Contract clearly states the following:
  • Course title with modules or subjects clearly listed
  • Date of commencement and completion of each intake/course
  • Scheduled holidays
  • Examinations and/or assignment dates for each intake/course
  • Name of organisation awarding/conferring the results and certificates
  • Fee collection schedule
  • Withdrawal, transfer & refund policy
About Singapore
Singapore is an island republic situated between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore is approximately 137 km north of the equator, or about one degree north of the equator with a land area of 685.4 sq km, or approximately 3.5 times the size of Washington DC.
Population and Language
Singapore is a multiracial and multicultural country with ethnic Chinese (76.2% of the citizen population), indigenous Malays (15.0%), and ethnic Indians (7.4%) making up the majority of the population. English is the language of administration, business, and technology. The official languages are English, Chinese (Mandarin), Malay and Tamil.
The tropical climate makes Singapore warm and wet most of the year. Temperatures range from 25.2°C to 32° C.
The local currency is Singapore dollars. Other than The Singapore dollar, the US and Australian dollar, Yen and British pound are also widely accepted at major shopping centres and restaurants.
Getting Around
Getting around the city and the suburbs is a breeze with Singapore's extensive and reliable public transport system.
Singaporeans are passionate about food and eating. In this cosmopolitan and multicultural city, you can expect a wide selection of international cuisines.