13 April 2019
Fresh graduates from private education institutions have had better job prospects in recent years, but their level of employability continues to lag behind those of their peers from autonomous universities.
According to the latest graduate employment survey, the overall employment rate of private-school graduates who completed full-time bachelor’s-level external degree programmes between May 2017 and April last year grew to 80.7 per cent, while their full-time permanent employment rate also grew from to 48.2 per cent.
The survey is conducted annually by the Committee for Private Education under SkillsFuture Singapore.
Fresh graduates of private education institutions also face the highest levels of unemployment or involuntary part-time or temporary employment.
A spokesman for Singapore Institute of Management Global Education also said the employability of graduates is a priority for the school, adding that its Career Development Office provides counselling and career development opportunities.