Private education sector hit by falling enrolment - The Straits Times
The private education industry is undergoing a shake-up as students, both local and foreign, abandon it for other avenues. Based on figures provided by the Council for Private Education (CPE) in its 2014 annual report and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, which issues student visas, there are an estimated 77,000 locals and 29,000 foreigners enrolled in private commercial schools, which include the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and PSB Academy. Media reports three years ago said there were about 100,000 locals and about 35,000 foreigners enrolled in these schools. Mr Brandon Lee, chief executive of the CPE, which regulates the private education industry, also revealed yesterday that since the beginning of this year, 10 private schools have.