08 Feb '12, 10pm

Education MoS Lawrence Wong emphasises that "more ITE students will have the chance to get a diploma"

SINGAPORE - Education Minister of State Lawrence Wong posted a clarification on his comments on ITE students on his Facebook page early this morning. In the report "Further education hot topic at ITE dialogue" (Feb 8), Mr Wong had been quoted as saying that not all ITE graduates "would be able to pursue a diploma at a polytechnic immediately after obtaining their Higher NITEC", adding: "If everyone can move up, we will not have enough ITE graduates out there in the workforce." The Minister of State said in his Facebook note that this comment had been taken "out of context", and that he had been "upfront in highlighting to the students that not all of them will be able to get a place in the polytechnic" at REACH's Kopi Talk dialogue held at ITE College East on Tuesday. His comments, in full, are as follows: "Today carried a report of my dialogue with ITE students yesterday,...

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