Expat schools being offered vacant sites

Expat schools being offered vacant sites

 

I REFER to Mr Frankie Mao’s letter, ‘Let expat schools expand into vacant properties’ (June 11), which suggested that expatriate schools be allowed to use vacant school buildings as a temporary measure.

 

We thank Mr Mao for his suggestion and would like to clarify that this is already being done.

 

Several international schools have leased former school and institutional buildings from the State. Some examples include the SP Jain Centre of Management (former Institute of Dental Health building), Canadian International School (former Tanjong Katong Girls’ School) and the Global Indian International School (former Mei Chin Secondary School).

 

As for the former Westlake Secondary School at Braddell Hill mentioned by Mr Mao, the site has been left vacant as there are plans for its redevelopment.

 

Singapore Land Authority will continue to work with government agencies to offer sites for education-related uses to cater to the growing demand.

 

Susan Koh (Ms)

Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)

Singapore Land Authority

 

Source: Straits Times

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