18 January 2020
More adults, including degree holders, are enrolling in the five polytechnics here.
According to the Ministry of Education, in 2019, 5,900 adults, including diploma, degree, master’s and PhD holders, had enrolled in the polytechnics to take up specialised and advanced diplomas.
Secondary school leavers also took advantage of special entry schemes, such as the Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise and Polytechnic Foundation Programme, which afford them multiple admission routes into the polytechnics.
The Early Admissions Exercise is an aptitude-based scheme that allows students to apply for and receive conditional offers prior to receiving their final grades.