Certification standards under scrutiny after outdoor activity accidents involving schools

High-element outdoor activities are under scrutiny after a student died following an incident at Safra Yishun.
High-element outdoor activities are under scrutiny after a student died following an incident at Safra Yishun.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In light of recent misadventures involving outdoor activities for schools, industry experts have called for a re-look at certification standards.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Feb 9), it said that schools must ensure instructors have the relevant certifications before hiring vendors for such activities, and also need to have at least one certified person on site to handle rescue situations when necessary.

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