Helping students with educational decisions

We thank Mr Kwan Jin Yao for sharing his views, and we agree that, ultimately, what students choose to study must be driven by aspiration and inner motivation, not just starting pay ("Think deeper about reasons behind pursuit of degrees"; last Thursday).

The Private EducationGraduate Employment Survey aims to shed some light on the employment outcomes of graduates from different private education institutions.

We believe this is useful information to aid in students' decision-making, especially given that the O-level results have just been released and many students are exploring their educational options.

The survey results will complement the Council for Private Education's (CPE) ongoing consumer education efforts, where CPE has been reaching out to students to consider the 3Rs when deciding if they should pursue further studies - their Reasons for wanting to do so, how Readythey are to do so, and if they are aware of the possible Risks involved.

For more information on the 3Rs, students can visit

Khor Hwee Shin (Ms)
Assistant Director
Consumer Education Department
Council for Private Education

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2016, with the headline 'Helping students with educational decisions'. Print Edition | Subscribe