Alternative Arrangements for the 2020 Graduating Cohort

Joint Media Statement


Singapore, 6 April 2020 –The five polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have been closely monitoring the evolving Covid-19 situation. We have put in place the necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of our students and staff, and will continue to align these measures with the national posture. This is why in line with the Government’s heightened safe distancing measures, the polytechnics and ITE have now made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s graduation ceremonies, originally scheduled to take place in May and July 2020. The cancellation will affect some 26,000 graduands from the five polytechnics and 6,500 graduands from ITE. 


Graduation ceremonies are milestone events, and it is with a heavy heart that we have now had to make a decision that will understandably disappoint our graduands, their families and lecturers. We recognise the accomplishments of our graduates, and institutions will be making arrangements for diplomas/certificates and transcripts to be delivered to our graduands. 


Given the challenging situation we are in, we trust that everyone concerned will understand that we decided this in the best interests of our students, their families and the community.


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Issued by Temasek Polytechnic on behalf of the polytechnics and ITE:


Ms Sasha Fong


Corporate Communications


Tel: 6780 6974 / 9743 1175



Other Media Contacts:

Nanyang Polytechnic

Mr Chung Wen Hua


Communication & Outreach


Tel: 6550 0234 / 9833 7677



Ngee Ann Polytechnic



Ms Sarah Lim


Corporate Communications Office


Tel: 6460 7353/ 9684 4196



Republic Polytechnic



Mr Patrick Seng / Mr Julian Soh


Office of Corporate Communications


Tel: 9767 6701 / 9018 0719


Email: /

Singapore Polytechnic



Mr Frank Chua / Mr MitchTeo


Department of Communications


Tel: 9771 7871 / 9151 2232


Email: /

Institute of Technical Education



Mr Jailani Nathan


Corporate & Media Relations


Tel: 6590 2025 / 9871 8009



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