Kaplan division told to stop offering some SkillsFuture-funded courses

Kaplan Singapore chief operating officer and provost Rhys Johnson said Kaplan Professional has put in extra measures, including stepping up the frequency of unannounced classroom visits by staff. All trainers will also have to undergo additional comp
Kaplan Singapore chief operating officer and provost Rhys Johnson said Kaplan Professional has put in extra measures, including stepping up the frequency of unannounced classroom visits by staff. All trainers will also have to undergo additional compulsory training on assessment conduct, training delivery and professional conduct.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Trainers in a division were found to have flouted SkillsFuture Singapore's assessment guidelines

A division of private school Kaplan Singapore has been told to stop offering some of its courses accredited under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system from Dec 1, after some trainers were found to have flouted SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) guidelines on assessment practices.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, Associate Professor Rhys Johnson, chief operating officer and provost of Kaplan Singapore, said that SSG had found "isolated instances" where students were given the same assessment questions used in prior group discussions for their tests.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2018, with the headline 'Kaplan told to stop offering some SkillsFuture courses'. Print Edition | Subscribe