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

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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.

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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. Subscribe