Student care centre revoked of status to manage Govt funds

Student care centre revoked of status to manage Govt funds

Impresario Learning Lab has informed the Ministry of Social and Family Development of its plans to cease operations as a student care centre on Sep 20.

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A child in pre-school. (File photo: TODAY)

SINGAPORE: The status of Impresario Learning Lab as a student care centre allowed to administer Government student care fee assistance was revoked, effective Sep 20, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development on Wednesday (Sep 7).

The student care centre was served a notice of intention to revoke its status by MSF on Aug 23, and was given 14 days to provide an explanation regarding the wrongful claims, but "did not do so by the deadline", the ministry said in its press release.

It also informed MSF of its plans to cease operations as a student care centre on Sep 20, and has informed parents of its plans, it added.

A recent MSF audit had uncovered multiple wrongful claims for student care fee subsidies made by Impresario Learning Lab to the Government. MSF had also referred the matter to the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force.

"MSF is in the process of recovering all wrongful subsidy claims from Impresario Learning Lab. We have been in contact with the parents to explain the situation and to offer them our assistance in transferring their children to other student care centres," the ministry said.

Source: CNA/kk

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