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Fresh graduates hired by the public service

Published Date: 09 July 2018 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Leon Perera, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament


To ask the Minister for Education (a) what proportion of fresh graduates of autonomous universities, private educational institutes offering degrees, polytechnics, and ITE are hired by the public service as their first job; and (b) how does this proportion compare to other developed countries such as the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Australia, Germany, France and Israel.


1. Based on the latest Graduate Employment Survey, 26% of employed Autonomous University respondents reported that they were working in the Government, statutory boards or organs of state six months after their final examinations. The proportions for Private Education Institution full-time degree, polytechnic and ITE respondents were 7%, 13% and 13% respectively.

2. The Ministry of Education does not have comparable statistics from other developed countries.