Improving tertiary education not just a numbers game: PM Lee

Unis must provide skills relevant in the future and which lead to good jobs

[SINGAPORE]The government's efforts to improve Singapore's tertiary education system cannot be just about increasing the number of university places, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Some countries have found that having a large proportion of their students going to universities "does not necessarily guarantee happy outcomes", he said at the opening ceremony of the National University of Singapore's (NUS) University Town campus last night.

About 27 per cent of each cohort of students currently...

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