More than 200 Residents' Committee centres open to students preparing for exams

SINGAPORE - More than 200 Residents' Committee centres in Housing Board estates islandwide have opened their doors to students preparing for their year-end exams.

The committees, run by residents, are part of the People's Association (PA) network of grassroots organisations.

The centres offer free drinks and snacks and some even have free Wi-fi.

PA chief executive director Ang Hak Seng said on Wednesday that the initiative began after RC volunteers noticed many students studying at void decks or fast food outlets.

"To provide a quiet and air-conditioned environment near their homes where students can concentrate, they decided to open up the RC centres," he said.

"Some residents have even stepped forward and volunteered to coach students on certain subjects that they are good at."