MOE will set up new pre-schools in estates where there is a genuine demand: Indranee
The next five Ministry of Education (MOE) kindergartens, set to open in 2015, will be located in estates where there is a genuine demand, said Senior Minister of State for Law and Education, Ms Indranee Rajah.
"We want to make sure that they are put in the right place where there is appropriate demand, and where we think it will do the most good for residents and children in a particular area," she said, adding that the ministry already has "preliminary ideas and views" of where it intends to set up the five kindergartens.
Ms Indranee was speaking on the sidelines of her first visit to the MOE-run kindergarten sited at Punggol View Primary to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the pupils.
The kindergarten is one of five set up by the Education Ministry this year in a move to raise pre-school standards in Singapore. Four of the current five MOE kindergartens are sited in primary schools.