There was an outcry from relevant parties when it was reported by SundayStar that students were not allowed to use their forecast results when applying for admission to pre-university programmes in private institutions. Here is a timeline of events since the SundayStar report.
The Education Ministry issued a circular reminding private higher education institutions that forecast results could not be used for enrolment into pre-university programmes. The use of forecast results was only allowed for visa application by international students wanting to study here. The institutions have relied on forecast results to admit students for the past 30 over years.