Hwa Chong teachers won't have to pay for parking from own pockets

Fees will instead be deducted from fund that school has set up for teachers' development

The Singapore Chinese High School - the parent company of HCI - owns 29ha in Bukit Timah Road, where private institutions such as its international school and its alumni association are also sited. The case sets a precedent for other schools that own
The Singapore Chinese High School - the parent company of HCI - owns 29ha in Bukit Timah Road, where private institutions such as its international school and its alumni association are also sited. The case sets a precedent for other schools that own part of or all of their land, said one property expert.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

A school that owns its own land and which directly hires the vast majority of its teachers has reached a compromise with the Ministry of Education (MOE) on the question of whether its teachers have to pay parking fees at the school.

Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) teachers will not have to pay the charges out of their own pockets, come August, when parking fees kick in for teachers in primary and secondary schools and junior colleges (JCs).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Hwa Chong teachers won't pay for parking from own pockets'. Subscribe