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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

No Sec 1 student intake for 7 schools next year

No Sec 1 student intake for 7 schools next year

File photo of students after receiving their PSLE results. (Photo: Channel 8 News)
SINGAPORE: Seven secondary schools were not posted any Secondary 1 students for 2016 after the 2015 Secondary One Posting Exercise, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a media statement on Wednesday (Dec 23). 
The seven schools are: Balestier Hill Secondary School, Henderson Secondary School, MacPherson Secondary School, North View Secondary School, Pioneer Secondary School, Siglap Secondary School and Si Ling Secondary School.
MOE said this is due to falling cohort sizes, which resulted in fewer students being posted to some secondary schools. The schools are said to not have sufficient demand in their area to open classes.
The Education Ministry added that it is looking into the possibility of merging a number of schools with a low enrolment with another school, so schools will be able to provide a wide range of educational programmes and co-curricular activities for their students. More details will be provided in early 2016, MOE said. 
About 38,600 students were posted to secondary schools based on merit and their choice in the 2015 posting exercise. Students will begin classes on Jan 4, 2016, MOE said. 
- CNA/dl

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