Sunday, January 1, 2012

Some primary schools more than four times oversubscribed

SINGAPORE - Parents hoping to enrol their children at South View, Rosyth or Rulang primary schools will be facing an anxious wait.

The three were more than four times oversubscribed - the most among all the schools - at the end of Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration process yesterday.

This phase is open to all Singaporeans and permanent residents.

Parents of schools that are oversubscribed will have to wait for the results of balloting sessions conducted by the schools, which will be known next Friday.

According to the Straits Times, South View in Choa Chu Kang, attracted 102 applications for just 21 places.

The school is highly popular as it school has produced two top Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) scorers.

Its principal, Mrs Jenny Yeo, said she has had to restrict the number of parent volunteers.

Rosyth, in Serangoon, has 108 applicants vying for 24 places.

As for Rulang, in Jurong West, 92 applicants will compete for 21 vacancies. The school was awarded the School Excellence Award two years ago.

A total of 87 schools face similar situations with more applicants than vacancies.

Other popular schools over-subscribed by more than 21/2 times include Nan Chiau, Nan Hua and Northland primary schools.

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