17 Oct '11, 1am

Over 100,000 Singaporeans seeking degrees at private schools due to pent-up demand for university place at home

Over 100,000 Singaporeans seeking degrees at private schools due to pent-up demand for university place at home

The pent-up demand for a university place at home has pushed up the number of Singaporeans pursuing degrees and diplomas at private schools to more than 100,000. --ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Sandra Davie, Senior Writer The pent-up demand for a university place at home has pushed up the number of Singaporeans pursuing degrees and diplomas at private schools to more than 100,000. This is in stark contrast to the 12,000 places set aside each year for Singaporeans at the three local universities. There are about 45,000 Singaporeans pursuing undergraduate degrees at the three universities and the Singapore Institute of Technology, an institute meant for polytechnic upgraders seeking a degree. Background story Singapore students at the private schools say that while they see a degree as a must, they will not settle for a second-rate degree with little market value. Hence, they m...

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