13 Feb '12, 11am

Yawning Bread on Lawrence Wong's infamous ITE statement.

Yawning Bread on Lawrence Wong's infamous ITE statement.

Today carried a report of my dialogue with ITE students yesterday, noting the strong desire of the students to get a diploma. It quoted me as saying, “if everyone can move up, we will not have enough ITE graduates out there in the workforce”. Unfortunately, this was taken out of context. I would like to share with you what transpired in the dialogue so that you have a fuller picture. I explained to the ITE students that MOE has been expanding places in the polytechnics so that they can further their education. In fact, we are doing all we can to expand capacity in the polytechnics. In 1995, about 12% of ITE students progressed directly to the polytechnics. Currently, this proportion is at 22%, and it will be increased further to 25%. So, even more ITE students will have the chance to get a diploma. I’ve met many ITE students who have succeeded in getting a place in the pol...

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