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2013

The following are cases of contravention under the Private Education Act and/or the Private Education Regulations. 

Date

Name of Private Education Institution/ Manager

Action Taken

Notification

20.09.2013

AEC College

Entity No. 199904509M

Financial Penalty

Financial penalty of $70,000 was imposed on AEC College for failure to matriculate students into an external degree programme within three months from the commencement of their studies. This breach in the terms and conditions of registration is a contravention of Section 48(1)(a) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A. 

AEC’s appeal against the CPE’s imposition of a financial penalty was unsuccessful.

17.01.2013

Low Chia Liang Jeremy,
Manager of School of Applied Studies

Entity No. 200208285C

Conviction

The accused was convicted and sentenced for:
 

  1. Failing to ensure that School of Applied Studies complies with a lawful direction to refund students their course monies.  This is an offence under Section 60(2)(a) read with Section 60(5) and punishable under Section 61(2) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A. The Court imposed a fine of $10,000 and in default ten (10) weeks' jail.

  2. Failing in his duty as manager to ensure the keeping of proper student records.  This is an offence under section 41(1)(a) read with Section 41(3) of the Private Education Act Cap 247A. The Court imposed a fine of $6,000 and in default six (6) weeks' jail.

Antecedents : NIL.