More polytechnic graduates reading law, medicine

22 Jul 2019

More polytechnic graduates are reading law or medicine at local universities. The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) school dean Simon Chesterman said there has been a modest increase in the past four years, with polytechnic students making up about 5 per cent of the most recently matriculated cohort of 250 freshmen in August last year. The Singapore Management University (SMU) law school dean Goh Yihan said its number of polytechnic graduates admitted is small but growing. Since 2016, about five to 10 polytechnic graduates have been admitted into its law programme every year, up from one each year between 2011 and 2015. A spokesman for the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine said it currently has about 50 students across the five years of studies who came from polytechnics. In 2015, this figure stood at just 22. The spokesman said it offered places to six polytechnic graduates this year and all of them have accepted the offers. SP’s Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media graduate Theodora Ng shared how polytechnic studies had prepare her well to for her law studies in SMU. Similar story was reported in Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News.

[The Straits Times]

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