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Schools closing door on parent volunteer scheme

At least 5 schools axe this scheme for P1 registration priority in phase 2B

Published on Jun 10, 2014 7:43 AM
 
A parent helps Primary 1 students with sandwich making. At least five primary schools have scrapped the parent volunteer scheme which gives parents priority placement when registering their children for Primary 1. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

At least five primary schools have scrapped the parent volunteer scheme which gives parents priority placement when registering their children for Primary 1.

The scheme is often seen as a way to get a foot in the door of popular schools.

But schools say they simply do not have enough volunteer opportunities for the flood of hopeful parents, many of whom will end up having to ballot anyway, despite having put in the hours.

Four of the schools are under the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan - Tao Nan, Ai Tong, Nan Chiau Primary and Kong Hwa.

 
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