13 Feb '12, 9pm

"Any ITE graduate with the ability to continue his or her studies deserves full support."

I REFER to the report "Further education hot topic at ITE dialogue" (Feb 8) and Minister of State (Education) Lawrence Wong's post on Facebook that even as more polytechnic places are being created for Institute of Technical Education graduates, it is unrealistic to expect all aspirants to go on to higher education immediately. He also cited the industry demand for ITE graduates and the perils of suddenly expanding the pool of diploma and degree holders. His points are well and good for Singapore of the past but do not bode well for the country in future. Not every ITE graduate aspires to a polytechnic education. My three siblings are ITE graduates. My sister went on to pursue a diploma and is now working in one of the big accounting firms. My two brothers joined the workforce immediately. After working for more than 10 years, they now wish to resume their studies, but the...

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