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91 oversubscribed schools will likely have to conduct balloting in Phase 2C

Published on Aug 1, 2014 10:24 PM
 
A sign directing parents to the primary one registration phase 2C. Ninety-one primary schools, including Temasek Primary, Mee Toh School and Nan Chiau Primary, were oversubscribed when the most competitive portion of the annual Primary 1 registration exercise - Phase 2C - closed on Friday, August 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - Ninety-one primary schools, including Temasek Primary, Mee Toh School and Nan Chiau Primary, were oversubscribed when the most competitive portion of the annual Primary 1 registration exercise - Phase 2C - closed on Friday.

The Education Ministry (MOE) will release the list of schools requiring a ballot on Monday, and all of these 91 are expected to be on it.

Rulang Primary in Jurong West and Rosyth School in Serangoon were the most oversubscribed schools. Rosyth received 95 applications, about three times more than the 29 places it has. The situation was similar at Rulang, which had 98 hopefuls vying for 29 places.

Horizon Primary in Punggol, which has 96 places for phase 2C, had 177 applicants. This means it will have to turn away at least 81 pupils.

 
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