10 Feb '12, 9pm

ITE and polytechnics to raise fees, with steeper increases for PR & international students

SINGAPORE - Students at the five polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will pay higher fees for the coming academic year (AY2012), with sharper increases for permanent residents (PR) and international students than for Singaporean students. In a joint statement issued yesterday, the five polytechnics - Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic - said the fee increases are "necessary to help the polytechnics defray the increasing cost of delivering a high-quality education". "The higher fee increases for PR and international students are to more clearly differentiate the privileges enjoyed by citizens over PRs and international students," they said. For new PR and international students at the polytechnics, fees will increase 22 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively, for AY2012. Fees...

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