MOE: Policy allowing teachers to give private tuition is being reviewed
The Ministry of Education (MOE) says the policy allowing teachers to give private tuition is being reviewed.
News of the review came as calls grew, among Members of Parliament and others, for the policy to be tightened or scrapped entirely.
Under existing MOE guidelines, teachers can give up to six hours of private tuition a week.
Some MPs the TODAY newspaper spoke to said this option posed too much of a distraction from the teachers' day jobs.
Since Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Intan Azura Mokhtar called for a review last month, many other MPs have joined
Several echoed calls for the practice to be stopped, but others cautioned against taking too drastic a step and urged a tweaking of the rules instead.
In response to queries from TODAY, an MOE spokesperson said the ministry is reviewing the guidelines.
It did not provide further details on when the review began and how long it would take.
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