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More ITE graduates entering polytechnics: Indranee

One in four ITE graduates progress to full-time diploma programmes at polytechnics today, compared to just one in 10 in 1995, said Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah in Parliament.

SINGAPORE: One in four ITE graduates progress to full-time diploma programmes at polytechnics today, up from just one in 10 in 1995. Senior Minister of State for Education Indranee Rajah gave this update in Parliament on Wednesday (July 9).

MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher de Souza also asked her whether the percentage of ITE graduates going to polytechnics would continue to increase. "I would say the answer is yes,” said Ms Indranee.

“The question is - at what point do they upgrade to (a) polytechnic? Need it necessarily be immediately after ITE? Or could it possibly be after doing some time at the workplace, gaining experience, and then when they go to take the diploma, it's directly relevant to their field of work or the industry they're working in. And the latter is something we would like to see develop." 

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