Flying High
Synopsis: Schemes that provide alternative routes for N-level students to gain entry to polytechnic have been attracting more applications. Since 2013, the proportion of eligible students who applied for the two-year Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme has grown by 10 per cent. The proportion of those who applied for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme has grown by 5 per cent over the past three years. 

NP student Jasper Yap opted for the PFP after his N-Levels. He said: “My learning style is more hands-on and practical. I also heard that the career prospects for the aerospace industry was good, so I wanted to get into NP’s Aerospace Technology course. Thanks to the PFP, I was more motivated to pursue my passion.” Despite his messy past, Jasper resolved to turn his life around during his detention at the Boys’ Home. He studied hard and topped his class there, and eventually sat for his N-Levels and qualified for the PFP. He even started a website development company with his friends in September last year, and hopes to work on expanding his business after graduation.

Lianhe Zaobao, Page 8, 5 February 2017
Source: Lianhe Zaobao © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.
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