Poor enrolment, overspending behind Beijing school's woes

Singaporean-owned institution said to be millions of yuan in debt

MR RANDY EPLIN, head of the Beijing BISS International School.
MR RANDY EPLIN, head of the Beijing BISS International School.

A combination of falling enrolment and overspending led the Singaporean-run Beijing BISS International School into its current financial difficulties, the school's head told The Straits Times yesterday.

The school is "millions of yuan" in debt, according to Mr Randy Eplin, and relying on promised payments by the school's owner - Singaporean Elvis Tan - to keep it afloat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Poor enrolment, overspending behind Beijing school's woes'. Subscribe