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Is there life after O/A-Levels? Definitely! How well a person does in tertiary education is correlated with job opportunities open to the person. Discuss issues pertaining to nstitutes of higher learning here.
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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by zbear » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:10 am

I am curious. DS n I (parent) received flyers from various Polys to attend their openhouses n talks.

Is it common for Polys to do this.

Why don't JCs do that?

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by schweppes » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:34 am

zbear wrote:I am curious. DS n I (parent) received flyers from various Polys to attend their openhouses n talks.

Is it common for Polys to do this.

Why don't JCs do that?


Cd be because JCs are under MOE purview, so have to be careful with budget. (or maybe limited budget for marcomm materials?)

Another possible reason, what JCs have to offer at A level are fairly straight forward. Most of their Open Houses are held in a single day? (i think)

On the other hand, polys are bigger institutions, and they have their own budget, of which a decent portion is spent on JAE and Open House to attract first choice applicants.

There are also so many different schools, diplomas and courses in poly, so need to educate parents and students to make the right choices. Their Open Houses usually run over 3 days and it's a carnival like atmosphere, with each school organising their respective activities. Was impressed with what the students are exposed to.

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by cathylmg » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:23 am

Which is better for music development? Nafa or Lasalle? Appreciate any input.

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by havok_ex » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:51 pm

zbear wrote:I am curious. DS n I (parent) received flyers from various Polys to attend their openhouses n talks.

Is it common for Polys to do this.

Why don't JCs do that?


I once heard from my own JC teacher that advertising for JCs are not allowed. At most, they are only allowed to hang banners outside their schools. Same as the local universities. Their advertising cannot be too aggressive. This is because there is already quite a huge competition for good O level scores in order to get into JC and also into our local universities. Having more advertisements will just increase that competition. Increased competition for the limited number of spaces will only lead to greater dissatisfaction for those who do not make it.

On the other hand, polytechnics can still take in more students. Hence, siphoning more students towards poly instead of JCs might remove the pressure on the JCs.

The only exceptions I see are for SUTD and SIT. This is also in effect to reduce the competition for admission to the big 3. Then again, JCs and local universities dont need much advertising. Admissions get harder each year even without any advertising.

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by zbear » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:40 pm

havok_ex wrote:This is because there is already quite a huge competition for good O level scores in order to get into JC and also into our local universities. Having more advertisements will just increase that competition. Increased competition for the limited number of spaces will only lead to greater dissatisfaction for those who do not make it.

On the other hand, polytechnics can still take in more students. Hence, siphoning more students towards poly instead of JCs might remove the pressure on the JCs.



This is what my friend told me too. They are trying to lure students to go to Poly instead of JCs to offload the demand.


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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by twengche » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:26 pm

With SIT catering mostly poly students. The chances of Poly students getting a Degree has increase. So it is a good news for the children who want to study in Poly.

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by kitty2 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:25 am

Anyone has any feedback on international business in poly?

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by schweppes » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:59 pm

kitty2 wrote:Anyone has any feedback on international business in poly?


Very popular course esp at NP and SP

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by iRabbit » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:48 pm

What's the difference between SOTA & NAFA?

Which one is more renowned?

Sorry if I sound ignorant, but they really do seem similar to me.

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Re: Polys/Lasalle/NAFA - Parents Networking Group

Post by kitty2 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:08 am

schweppes wrote:
kitty2 wrote:Anyone has any feedback on international business in poly?


Very popular course esp at NP and SP


Do you have any information for the above? Some people said is better to take business admin and specialise in IB in 3 rd year :? How about mass communication?

Thanks

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