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Poly jobs: “More” means … ?
« on: January 21, 2018, 05:53:01 pm »
I refer to the article “Goals of poly grads changing” (Straits Times, Jan 18).

It states that “More polytechnic students are choosing to continue their studies instead of finding work immediately after graduating. This is a preference among diploma holders that has emerged over the last decade, and is also seen in the latest graduate employment survey conducted by the five polytechnics.”

So, what does “more” mean?

That just one per cent more than last year’s figure, or say 30 per cent more?

Why can’t the actual statistics be made public and reported in the media?

Are “most” (I also use lah) of them going for further studies because they planned to, or because “most” couldn’t find a full-time job?

Also, since the graduates’ employment survey was from “1 October to 15 January” – which I understand is already about five to eight months after their graduation – wouldn’t “most” of those who planned to further their studies have started their studies already?

Did the survey or if not, then why didn’t the survey ask whether they have already enrolled for further studies?

Otherwise, we may just be speculating when we keep saying that “more” or “most” (for that matter) of those in part-time jobs were doing so because they were going for further studies?

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Re: Poly jobs: “More” means … ?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 05:56:56 pm »
B'cos they cannot find jobs izzzzziiiiiit? ???
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