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Tianjin university turns gym into tent city for parents

China's Tianjin University erected over 200 tents free of charge for parents who accompany students to their college registration and have trouble finding a place to stay.

Mailbox: A degree still offers a bankable safety net

As a societal mindset change does not appear imminent, no well-meaning parent would be foolhardy enough to allow their kids to veer off the academic route. -TNP

PM Lee delivering his 2014 National Day Rally speech on 17 August 2014.

Mailbox: Career prospects limited for non-grads

Having a system which brings out the best in everyone, regardless of paper qualifications, will require time and a change of mindset among employers and society in general. 

Singapore Polytechnic students trying out some of the software that will be featured at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Labs.

Aspire Committee: Improving the career prospects for poly and ITE students

The Aspire committee notes that the current tertiary education system for poly and ITE students needs to adapt to meet demands of the future and student aspirations.

 

Joshua Soh (above) is one of the members of the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (Aspire) committee.

Not discounting degree

While the Aspire review acknowledges the importance of a degree, it notes that there has to be a match between qualifications and job roles.