Debate on ministries' budgets

More poly students to sample courses before specialising

Programme to be expanded to business and information, digital tech courses from 2019

Education Minister (Higher Education And Skills) Ong Ye Kung
Education Minister (Higher Education And Skills) Ong Ye Kung

At the age of 17, students may still be discovering where their passions lie and may not be ready to decide, for instance, between software programming or cyber security.

This is why a scheme that lets engineering students at polytechnics sample foundation courses before deciding on their specialisation will be expanded to cover students in other faculties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2018, with the headline 'More poly students to sample courses before specialising'. Subscribe