88 faculties oversubscribed in Phase 2C of P1 registration, up from 77 final 12 months , Latest Singapore News
Eighty-eight faculties acquired extra functions than vacancies in Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration train this 12 months – a rise of 11 faculties from the 77 final 12 months.
This means 48.6 per cent of all 181 major faculties had been oversubscribed on this section – which is barely larger than final 12 months’s 42.5 per cent.
The knowledge was revealed on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) web site on Friday (Aug 5).
Phase 2C is extensively thought-about to be probably the most aggressive section of the train, as it’s open to youngsters who don’t have any prior hyperlinks to the varsity.
Children whose mother and father had been alumni or whose siblings are already enrolled within the college utilized for a Primary 1 spot in earlier phases.
Phase 2C was revamped this year to increase the number of reserved spots from 20 to 40 to maintain major faculties accessible to all youngsters.
On Friday, all however eight faculties had greater than the 40 reserved locations obtainable.
The most oversubscribed college was Princess Elizabeth Primary in Bukit Batok, which obtained 278 functions for 55 slots, which means 5 youngsters are making use of for every spot.
Nan Hua Primary in Clementi and Northland Primary in Yishun had been additionally closely oversubscribed. Nan Hua obtained 191 functions for 40 locations, and Northland obtained 199 functions for 42 locations.
Among the oversubscribed faculties, 83 will maintain ballots whereas 5 won’t.
The faculties that won’t maintain ballots are Alexandra Primary School, Jurong West Primary School, Ngee Ann Primary School, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School and St. Anthony’s Primary School.
The Straits Times understands that this can be resulting from elements comparable to the citizenship standing of the candidates, which may disqualify some pupils and thus, negate the necessity for a tiebreaker.
Another two faculties will maintain ballots for everlasting residents or PRs as they’ve reached the MOE cap on the variety of PRs, mentioned the MOE web site.
The two faculties are Opera Estate Primary School and Bukit Timah Primary School.
On common, every oversubscribed college obtained about 1.82 occasions extra functions than the variety of locations obtainable.