MOE making teachers pay for parking in schools will help students learn faster to lower costs

Posted on 08 January 2016

This will help teachers better decide if weaker students are worth staying back for.


Singaporeans from all walks of life are clapping their hands and nodding their heads in absolute agreement.

This after it was revealed that the Ministry of Education has been mulling since 2015 if teachers should pay for parking their vehicles in schools, as a lot of money has been forgone due to teachers enjoying free parking all along.

One Singaporean, Jin Gian Lui, said she supports MOE charging teachers for parking according to the duration they park their cars: “I support the idea that the cost of parking is levied off teachers, and later transferred to the students.”

“This is economically-sound as it allows weaker students to better buck up faster, or else, it is really going to cost their teachers financially at 50 cents every half-an-hour extra.”

Other Singaporeans agreed this market-based approach is in line with Singapore’s demand-and-supply outlook on life.

Another local, Jiang Dao Li, said: “By charging for parking, it allows teachers to not only focus on syllabus-oriented learning, but transfer vital life skills to their students, whereby they learn early about issues such as opportunity costs and risks transference.”

“Teachers can then also better decide for themselves if certain segments of the student population are worth staying back for in school, or is the teacher going to get out of the school compound 30 minutes early and saving 50 cents in the process.”

“This will greatly aid numeracy in students once paid parking in schools is implemented.”






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  • Buck Low

    most teachers voted for this government. I don’t see why they should complain. And if they are not complaining, how this could be news worthy?