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2014


The following were enforcement actions taken by the CPE.

Date Name of Private Education Institution/ Manager Action Taken Notification
23.12.2014
Wang Su Mui, 
Manager of Kits4kids Special School
 
Entity No. 201105297H
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Wang Su Mui, manager of Kits4kids Special School (KSS) for failing in her duty as manager to obtain the permission of the CPE thirty (30) days before any change in the registered premises of the private education institution. This is in contravention of Section 41(1)(c) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A read with Regulation 6 (1) and (7) of the Private Education Regulations 2009.
06.11.2014
Tang Huey Li, 
Manager of The Pink Room International Nail Academy

Entity No. 200408678G
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Tang Huey Li, manager of The Pink Room International Nail Academy for failing in her duty as manager to obtain the permission of the CPE thirty (30) days before any change in the registered premises of the private education institution. This is in contravention of Section 41(1)(c) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A read with Regulation 6 of the Private Education Regulations 2009.
30.09.2014
Kuek Hong Wee, 
Manager of TEC International College

Entity No. 200312448R
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Kuek Hong Wee, manager of TEC International College for failing in his duty as manager to obtain the permission of the CPE thirty (30) days before any change in the registered premises of the private education institution. This is in contravention of Section 41(1)(c) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A read with Regulation 6 of the Private Education Regulations 2009.
30.09.2014
Bon Sian Hwang, 
Manager of MBW Institute

Entity No. 200614933E
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Bon Sian Hwang, manager of MBW Institute for failing in her duty as manager to obtain the permission of the CPE thirty (30) days before any change in the registered premises of the private education institution. This is in contravention of Section 41(1)(c) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A read with Regulation 6 of the Private Education Regulations 2009.
16.07.2014
Gurmukh Singh, 
Manager of Bristol Business School
 
Entity No. 200809220H
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Gurmukh Singh, manager of Bristol Business School for failing in his duty as manager to obtain the permission of the CPE thirty (30) days before any change in the registered premises of the private education institution. This is in contravention of Section 41(1)(c) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A read with Regulation 6 of the Private Education Regulations 2009.
09.05.2014
Spring College International

Entity No. 201001911N
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
A stern warning in lieu of prosecution was issued and accepted by Spring College International (SCI) for publishing an advertisement with false or misleading statements that may influence potential students. This is in contravention of section 46(1) and punishable under section 46(3) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A.

The contravening statements were as follows:
“… a range of joint, double and concurrent degree programmes with some of the best universities in the world. As a leading research-intensive university, there are many opportunities for our students to interact and work with faculty and graduate students at the cutting edge of knowledge creation in a wide range of fields…”
Note:  SCI was at the time not offering any degree programme nor is it a university.
 
“Our teaching department consists of lecturers, language experts, and language consultants. Most of them hold related qualifications. Some of them are professors…” 
Note:  SCI had not at the time any staff who were conferred the title of a professor by any institution of higher learning
17.02.2014
Natarajan Panneer Selvam, 
Manager/director of Kalaibharathi International School Pte Ltd (KBIS)
 
Entity No. 200806420H
Conviction
The accused pleaded guilty and was sentenced for:
 
1) Knowingly assisting an unregistered school provide private education under Section 34(1)(a) read with Section 34(3) and punishable under Section 61(2) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A. The Court imposed a fine of $10,000 and in default 10 weeks’ jail.
 
2) Failing to ensure that KBIS complied with a lawful direction to refund students their course monies under Section 34(6) read with Section 34(8) and punishable under Section 61(2) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A. The Court imposed a fine of $8,000 and in default 8 weeks’ jail.
17.02.2014
Panneerselvam Susanna, 
Manager/director of Kalaibharathi International School Pte Ltd (KBIS)
 
Entity No. 200806420H
Stern Warning in lieu of Prosecution
The accused was given and accepted a stern warning in lieu of prosecution for:
 
1) Knowingly assisting an unregistered school provide private education. This is a contravention of Section 34(1)(a) read with Section 34(3) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A.
 
2) Failing to ensure that KBIS complies with a lawful direction to refund students their course monies. This is a contravention of Section 34(6) read with Section 34(8) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A.

Antecedents : Nil