06 Jun '11, 3am

Offer better chance for poly grads to enroll in local universities, says our reader. #SGedu

MY SON entered the Express stream in secondary school, and did well enough in his O levels to secure a place at Ngee Ann Polytechnic for a diploma in Business Studies. He did not perform exceptionally well in his polytechnic examinations but it was still a credible performance, and certainly it was an above-average grade point average (GPA) of 3.4. Despite his poor Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) score, he had from Secondary 1 expressed an interest in accountancy and had sustained that interest throughout his secondary school and polytechnic years. We opted for the broad-based business course in the polytechnic as we thought it would be better for him to be exposed to various disciplines at that level. He did reasonably well in the accountancy and finance-related subjects and we thought he would stand a chance at a local university in accountancy despite his GPA ...

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