One in five O-level holders in ITE had qualified for poly

ITE second-year students Muhammad Akmal Abdul Rahman, who is pursuing a Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering, and Samuel Tan, who is studying for a Higher Nitec in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering Design. Both opted for the ITE after th
ITE second-year students Muhammad Akmal Abdul Rahman, who is pursuing a Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering, and Samuel Tan, who is studying for a Higher Nitec in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering Design. Both opted for the ITE after they failed to get into their preferred poly courses.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students Samuel Tan and Muhammad Akmal Abdul Rahman, both 18, had qualified for polytechnic studies.

But Samuel had his mind set on becoming a civil engineer and Muhammad Akmal on becoming an automotive engineer. When they failed to get into their preferred courses in the polytechnic, they opted for the ITE.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'One in five O-level holders in ITE had qualified for poly'. Print Edition | Subscribe