Nearly 1 in 3 poly grads makes it to a local university

New programmes enable grads to upgrade themselves in many fields

Polytechnic graduates have benefited from the expansion in the number of university places. The Ministry of Education said there were a record 17,000 spots last year at the six local universities, with the cohort participation rate reaching almost 40
Polytechnic graduates have benefited from the expansion in the number of university places. ST FILE PHOTO
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When the Government announced the expansion of university places in 2012, only 20 per cent of polytechnic graduates made it to the local universities.

Last year, 30 per cent of polytechnic graduates - almost one in three - made it to one of the six local universities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2020, with the headline Nearly 1 in 3 poly grads makes it to a local university. Subscribe