06 January 2019
There are now more students from the Normal streams in secondary school who are able to qualify for entrance into the polytechnics and into universities.
According to the Ministry of Education, more than 10 per cent of Secondary 1 Normal (Academic) students move on to publicly funded universities.
More than 20 per cent of students in the Normal (Technical) stream have made it to at least polytechnic diploma courses.
Five in 100 students who graduated from polytechnics between 2015 and last year were from the N(T) stream. For students from the N(A) stream, they made up 35 per cent of those finishing with a diploma, and 5 per cent with a degree.