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Intakes cut at 4 of 5 MOE-run kindergartens

Published on Feb 14, 2014 8:34 AM
 
A boy plays with his siblings while his parents register him for pre-school at Punggol View Primary School. The Ministry of Education has decided to cut by as much as half the number of new enrolments at four of its five kindergartens next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided to cut by as much as half the number of new enrolments at four of its five kindergartens next year.

The only exception is its kindergarten in Punggol, where residents have long complained about a lack of pre-school facilities. It will continue to take in as many as 120 children.

However, the kindergartens in Telok Blangah, Farrer Park and Tampines will now offer just 60 places each. The one in Bukit Batok will have 80 spots.

When these MOE-run kindergartens were first announced last year, each of the four centres sited within primary schools had space for 120 kids. The Tampines kindergarten - the only one to be located in a void deck - had 80 places.

 
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