08 Jan '12, 11pm

A record 27,100 polytechnic places will be made available this year to cater to growing demand

A record 27,100 polytechnic places will be made available this year to cater to growing demand

A record 27,100 polytechnic places will be made available this year to cater to growing demand from school-leavers, including those getting their O-level results on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Sandra Davie, Senior Writer A record 27,100 polytechnic places will be made available this year to cater to growing demand from school-leavers, including those getting their O-level results on Monday. Nanyang, Singapore, Ngee Ann and Temasek will take in 5,500 students each, while Republic will accommodate up to 5,100. This represents an increase of about 1,000 places over the last few years, and will bring the polytechnic intake to a record high. 'The increase is in line with the increasing demand for polytechnic education,' said the Education Ministry. It hopes to have enough places for up to 45 per cent of a given age group by 2015. But although there are more seats up for...

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