Student Care Centres outside school premises
Mr Yee Jenn Jong
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development
(a) what is the current number of student care centres which operate outside of the school premises;
(b) how has the number of such centres changed over the past five years; and
(c) what is the number of such centres that have ceased operations over the past five years.
Student Care Centres (SCCs) provide before- and after-school care for children aged 7 to 14 years. SCCs that administer the Student Care Fees Assistance are registered with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
Today, there are 409 SCCs registered with MSF, of which 329 operate outside of school premises. The number of such centres ranged from 307 to 373 over the last five years. MSF does not have the breakdown of the reasons behind centres’ decisions not to re-register to administer the Student Care Fees Assistance.