Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider doing a study on the average out-of-pocket spending by households on tuition and enrichment classes for children, broken down by income decile, to better understand the demand for and effects of the private tuition industry by income segment.
Mr Chan Chun Sing: MOE does not conduct studies on the out-of-pocket spending on tuition and enrichment classes for children. The Household Expenditure Survey (HES) conducted by the Department of Statistics once every five years collects information on consumption expenditure by resident households, including that on private tuition and other educational courses.
Ministry of Education
10 January 2023