Published in The Straits Times, 1 July 2011 by Cai HaoXiang

Graduate Employment Surveys conducted by various institutions of higher learning indicate that the starting salaries for university and polytechnic graduates have returned to pre-recession levels.

Employment prospects for graduates have improved in line with the robust economy and low unemployment rate.  Preliminary data indicates a 90.7% employment rate for university graduates, 95.4% employment rate for polytechnic graduates (post-NS), and a 90.4% employment rate for ITE graduates (post-NS).