More students choosing poly route over JC

Half of school leavers have enrolled in polys in recent years, up from 45.7% 10 years ago

More school leavers are choosing the three-year polytechnic route over the two-year junior college (JC) route.

Figures from the Ministry of Education (MOE) show that in recent years, slightly more than half of the secondary school-leaving-age cohort enrolled in polytechnics.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2020, with the headline 'More students choosing poly route over JC'. Print Edition | Subscribe