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Private Education Regulation

Compliance to amended Private Education Regulation Section 29

In line with the CPE’s Advertising Code under Regulation 29, SOQ International Academy Pte. Ltd. (PEI registration number: 201723514D and period of PEI registration: 09 June 2022 to 08 June 2024), pledges to undertake the following:

29(1) For the purposes of section 46(2)(b)(iii) of the Act, an advertisement relating to a course offered by a PEI is presumed, unless the contrary is proved, to be false or misleading in a material particular if the advertisement does not contain the following information:

(a) the name of the course;
(b) the names of the developer or proprietor of the course and the person conferring the award; and
(c) the countries or territories in which the developer or proprietor of the course, and the person conferring the award, are established.
(d) if staying in any particular hostel or other place of accommodation by a student for the duration of the course is a requirement for enrolment in the course, that such a requirement exists.
(e) if the PEI offers any gift, additional service, privilege or benefit (other than the course and course materials) to a student or intending
student of the course, the terms and conditions of that offer, including but not limited to —-
  1. a complete description of every item, service, privilege or benefit offered;
  2. the eligibility requirements for the offer;
  3. the conditions under which a student or intending student may reject the offer; and
  4. the conditions under which the offer or any part of the offer expires, lapses or is withdrawn or revoked;
(f) if the PEI offers any scholarship, grant or financial award to a student or intending student of the course, the terms and conditions of that scholarship, grant or financial award, including but not limited to –
  1. the eligibility requirements for the scholarship, grant or financial award;
  2. the amount of the scholarship, grant or financial award;
  3. the payment schedule, the amount to be paid and the intervals at which each amount is paid;
  4. the duration of the scholarship, grant or financial award;
  5. the conditions on which payment under the scholarship, grant or financial award is made;
  6. any penalty that may be incurred under the scholarship, grant or financial award; and
  7. the conditions under which the scholarship, grant or financial award expires, lapses or is withdrawn or revoked;
(2) In addition, the prescribed requirements for the purposes of section 46(2)(b)(iii) of the Act are that an advertisement relating to a PEI must not make any of the following claims in relation to any course that the PEI offers or provides:
  1. that completion of the course by a student guarantees the student entry to a Government school under the Education Act (Cap. 87), the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore or any polytechnic or university established by a public Act;
  2. that completion of the course by a student guarantees the student any employment;
  3. that a student who is enrolled in the course has, or will obtain approval for, a student pass or other pass or permit enabling the student to stay in Singapore indefinitely or for a certain period;
  4. that a student who is enrolled in the course has, or will obtain approval for, deferment of enlistment for full-time national service;
  5. that the certificate, degree, diploma or other qualification awarded to the student upon successful completion of the course is or will be recognised by any particular Government agency, employer or tertiary institution or by Government agencies, employers or tertiary institutions generally.

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