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40% university cohort rate: Should it be raised in future?

More youngsters aspire to have a university degree. While expanding university places is one option, employers also need to change the way they assess job seekers


This month, school leavers who had applied for a place in the local universities will be informed of the outcome.

It is likely that close to 40 per cent - around 15,000 applicants - of the age cohort will land a place in one of these institutions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2019, with the headline '40% university cohort rate: Should it be raised in future?'. Print Edition | Subscribe