14 Aug '11, 1pm

Universities to add 2,000 more places for S'poreans

SINGAPORE: The government will add 2,000 more university places by 2015, all of which will go to Singaporeans. However, foreign enrolment will be capped at present levels, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday evening. This year saw a record number of local students being enrolled. One in four Singaporean students entered local universities this year. But not all made the cut and the prime minister said he has received numerous appeals from those wanting to further their studies here. Mr Lee said: "But for those who did not get in, my advice is 'don't give up'. There are many different pathways up. "We are providing a good education for all our students, whether or not you go to university, or you go to poly, or you go to the ITE, or you go to work, and later on you advance to the university. "There are many opportunities to keep up...

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