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SINGAPORE: From 2021, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will relocate Yusof Ishak Secondary School to Punggol as part of its plans to meet the growing demand for school places in the estate, it announced on Thursday (Sep 13).

The school is currently located in a part of Bukit Batok where demand for school places is falling, said MOE in a media release.

The ministry said that in deciding on the relocation or opening of schools, its key consideration is to be “responsive to changing demographics and community needs, while providing an optimal student experience at all times”.

None of Yusof Ishak Secondary’s current students will need to move to the new Punggol campus, and no new Secondary 1 students will be admitted to the school in the next two years.

The first Secondary 1 cohort at the school’s new campus in Punggol will be admitted in 2021. At this time, the school will also continue its operations for a year at its current Bukit Batok location to accommodate its Secondary 4 cohort.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/yusof-ishak-secondary-bukit-batok-punggol-move-moe-10716654