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Strong response for Direct-Entry Scheme into Poly, 19 Dec 2014 - On the heels of the release of the N Level results, it was reported that the Direct-Entry Scheme into Polytechnic Programme (DPP), which prepares students in the Normal (Academic) stream for progression to selected polytechnic courses via the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), continued to see strong response. Another programmes, the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP), a one-year foundation course at polytechnics that prepares students for entry into relevant polytechnic courses, received about 1,300 applications, of which about 80 per cent were accepted. Similar story was reported in Lianhe Zaobao and Channel NewsAsia.