Friday, October 7, 2011

PRINA is a Registered Nail Academy under the Private Education Act

Under the Private Education Act and the Private Education Regulations, all private schools must be registered with the Council for Private Education in order to operate in Singapore
The Council for Private Education required the Nail School to meet their requirements in : Corporate Structure, Premises, Academic and Examination Boards, Courses and Teachers, Certificates Issued by Private Schools, etc. to be granted registration.  

The only "NAILS-ONLY-ACADEMY" registered with the Council of Private Education in Singapore.  

The Pink Room Int'l Nail Academy is a registered Private Education Institution(PEI) with the Council of Private Education (CPE) in Singapore. We are the only academy registered who solely concentrates on teaching professional nail technology & skills. 

All other schools are diverse in their curriculums and courses, focuses mainly either in hair-skills or beauty-skills or makeup-skills; Nail-skills are usually an additional topic to their mainstream courses. 

The Pink Room Int'l Nail Academy is the only "NAILS-ONLY-ACADEMY" that is registered, whose only teaching focus is NAILS-SKILLS. Thus we can confidently say that we are very good at teaching professional nail techniques, as that is the ONLY thing that we had been very focused on doing, for nearly the past 10 years.

Ensure that the Nail School is registered and listed on the Council for Private Education website.  

All students should ensure that the registered nail school is listed on the Council for Private Education website. You can find our school's Private Education Institutions (PEIs) registration here: 

Permitted Courses Offered by Private Education Institutions (PEIs)

Under the Private Education Act, registered private education institutions(PEIs) cannot offer or provide any courses without the permission of the Council for Private Education.

The Pink Room Int'l Nail Academy professional nail certificate courses & diploma course are registered and permitted by the Council for Private Education. To find out whether the course that you are interested to take up is permitted, please click here:

When Selecting a Course at a Private School:
Here are some questions to help you determine whether a private school and the courses it offers are reliable, especially those that are offered online:

  •     Can the diploma or degree from the private school be purchased or ordered?  If so, beware as it might be a degree mill. 

  •     Does the private school claim accreditation when there is no evidence of this status?
  •     What are the required hours of attendance?
  •     Are there any academic assessments? How easy is it for students to earn credits?
  •     Is the duration required to obtain a diploma or a degree much shorter than the  generally accepted standards in most public or accredited institutions?

  •     Can the diplomas or degrees be obtained solely on experience or resume review?
  •     Is the registered office of the private school identified only though a telephone number, an e-mail address or a mail box address?

  •     Does the private school assert or highlight that accreditation is not needed when it is from a country where recognised or reputable institutions are accredited?

Your Student Contract: 
All private schools and their students must sign a contract for any course longer than two months in duration. Before signing the contract, you should read through the Advisory Note to Students and ensure that the following information has been included and is accurate:

  •     The duration of the course, and whether it is offered or provided on a full-time and part-time basis;

  •     The commencement date and end date of the course;
  •     The dates of all examinations, major assessments and assignments;
  •    The expected date of the release of the results of the final examination, which should not be more than three months after the completion of the final examination unless otherwise permitted by the Council for Private Education;

  •     The full names of the institution conferring the award;

  •     The components of all fees payable by the student;
  •     The fee collection schedule, including any late fee payment policy; and
  •     The fee refund policy of the private school. 

Private schools are not allowed to include clauses in the Private Education Institution-Student Contract which would allow them to make unilateral changes to the terms and conditions, or enable them to collect fees from students who have withdrawn from the course for the semesters or modules of the course which have not yet commenced. 

Responsibility of the Student: 

We urge all students to exercise caution when selecting a suitable private school(PEI) and courses to enrol in, and to make the effort to understand your rights and obligations before entering an agreement which will be legally binding.

The Council for Private Education is responsible for investigating any private school for any contraventions of the statutory requirements, as well as any person or organisation suspected of issuing fake degrees in or from Singapore.

Students may notify the Council by e-mail: or write to 2 Bukit Merah Central, SPRING Singapore Building, #05-00 Singapore 159835, if they have any information about any unauthorised private school operating, or representing itself as being, from Singapore.

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