Suspension and Expulsion

Posted on 26 Feb 2014

Suspension and Expulsion    


Students are expected to put in reasonable time, attention and effort to engage in learning, and not to misbehave badly or to engage in wrongful behaviours which go contrary to the objectives for which they have been admitted into BCI.  Bad or wrongful behaviours may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.


Examples of bad or wrongful behaviour include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Possession / consumption of prohibited product or drugs.
  • Vandalism
  • Plagiarism
  • Disrespectful behaviour to teachers
  • Copying or cheating in tests or assessments
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Abuse or misuse of college furniture or equipment
  • Stealing
  • Fighting, hooliganism and extortion
  • Absent without valid reason for more than 7 consecutive days
  • Wilful defiance of the College’s rules and regulations
  • Serious infringements of the laws of Singapore


If a student is alleged to have misbehaved badly or engaged in wrongful behaviour, the Principal conducts an investigation or he may set up a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the matter and to recommend appropriate disciplinary measures


While not limited to the list below, the disciplinary measure(s) may be one or more of the following:

  • Counselling for recalcitrant offenders
  • Warning letter may be issued to student
  • Confiscation of items
  • Zero mark may be awarded for the tests / examination concerned.
  • Police and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority may be informed.
  • Suspension and / or Expulsion from the College
  • Cancellation of student pass and repatriation to home country
  • The offender may also have to pay for damages, liabilities or legal charges.


The College may decide to suspend the student in the following situations:

  • Consumption of alcohol or suspected of substance abuse
  • Cases under investigation by the Government authority or College Disciplinary Panel
  • Physical or verbal abuse

There is no refund to the student for the course fees that are consumed during the period of suspension.


The College may decide to expel the student in the following situations:

  • Stealing
  • Fighting, hooliganism and extortion
  • Absent without valid reason for more than 7 consecutive days
  • Wilful defiance towards College staff, teachers or management
  • Malicious behaviour that deters other students from being able to learn, whether it is serious classroom disruption or bullying, threatening, destructive, or violent behaviour inside or outside of school that makes learning or active participation in a class difficult or impossible.
  • Engaged in any form of harassment, including bullying and cyberbullying of students or other individuals on college grounds when the behaviour has a direct and immediate effect on maintaining order and discipline in the college. 
  • Serious infringements of the laws of Singapore.
  • Serious actions or behaviours that tarnish the reputation of the college.

There is no refund of the course fees, whether consumed or un-consumed, if a student is expelled.


If BCI finds a student unfit for study due to behavioural or medical related issue, the college reserves the right to terminate the student’s contract and returns the unused course fees.


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