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

 

Email: sashaf@tp.edu.sg

Other Media Contacts:

Nanyang Polytechnic



Mr Chung Wen Hua

 

Communication & Outreach

 

Tel: 6550 0234 / 9833 7677

 

Email: chung_wen_hua@nyp.edu.sg

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

 

 

Ms Sarah Lim

 

Corporate Communications Office

 

Tel: 6460 7353/ 9684 4196

 

Email: sarah_lim@np.edu.sg

Republic Polytechnic

 

 

Mr Patrick Seng / Mr Julian Soh

 

Office of Corporate Communications

 

Tel: 9767 6701 / 9018 0719

 

Email: patrick_seng@rp.edu.sg / julian_soh@rp.edu.sg

Singapore Polytechnic

 

 

Mr Frank Chua / Mr MitchTeo

 

Department of Communications

 

Tel: 9771 7871 / 9151 2232

 

Email: frank_chua@sp.edu.sg / mitch_teo@sp.edu.sg

Institute of Technical Education

 

 

Mr Jailani Nathan

 

Corporate & Media Relations

 

Tel: 6590 2025 / 9871 8009

 

Email: Jailani_Nathan@ite.edu.sg

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