THIS is an inquiry to the Ministry of Education (MoE).
As a registered tuition school administrator, I am curious on the status of home-based tuitions. Are they approved by the ministry or not?
It was in the news sometime back, if my memory serves right, when there was some kind of a crackdown on such home-based tuitions.
Schools were asked to inform their teachers that it was illegal to take tuitions at home.
As far as I am concerned, these home-based tuitions are operating illegally and I am frustrated that it seems like the authorities are not enforcing the regulations.
In fact, home-based tuitions are flourishing in the country and there seems to be no regulation whatsoever to check them. As a registered tuition centre, we have to pay the miscellaneous licence fee and register our tutors with the MoE for a fee every year.
This seems unfair and I would like to ask if the same procedure or fee is imposed on home-based tuition centres? They should be charged the same amount tuition centres at shophouses are charged.
If not, aren’t their operations illegal?
I seek MoE’s explanation on this matter and their necessary action against these home-based tuition centres.
– Caring Teacher