SINGAPORE: A manager of a private college was sentenced to four weeks’ jail for contravening the Private Education Act.
Duclos Hazel Margaret from Process College Pte Ltd was also fined $5,000, or in default two weeks’ jail.
The Council for Private Education (CPE) said this is its first prosecution case that has led to a jail sentence.
It said Duclos had failed to keep proper records of student contracts.
She also failed to comply with an order by the Council to refund students.
CPE’s Chief Executive Officer Henry Heng said the court’s decision sends a strong signal that the welfare of students will be protected at all costs against errant private education institutions and its managers.
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