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Largest cohort of Continuing Education and Training graduates take the stage at Republic Polytechnic’s 17th Graduation Ceremony

04 May 2022

Minister Chan with graduates

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Education and Minister in-charge of the Public Service, with graduates


Republic Polytechnic (RP) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and marked its 17th graduation ceremony with the biggest graduating cohort of Continuing Education and Training (CET) graduands to date. From 4 to 11 May, a total of 4,477 RP students across 75 Pre-Employment Training (PET) and CET programmes will receive their diploma certificates at on-campus graduation ceremonies. They will join the ranks of RP’s over 61,000-strong industry-ready graduates since the polytechnic’s inception in 2002.

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education and Minister in-charge of the Public Service officiated the keynote session on 4 May.

Mr Yeo Li Pheow, Principal/CEO, Republic Polytechnic remarked, “This year is special to RP as we also celebrate our 20th Anniversary. RP was the first local institute of higher learning to leverage Problem-based Learning across all our diplomas. Over the years, we have expanded our range of learning pedagogies to develop a unique brand of education that is learner-centred, inquiry-based, collaborative and built on social-constructivism. With RP’s increased focus on lifelong learning, we are well-positioned to continue nurturing future-ready graduates.”

Congratulating the graduating class of 2022, Mr Yeo added, “COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of digitalisation and transformation across multiple industry sectors. Many have adopted new technologies and processes to boost business resilience. This has created a strong talent demand for professionals capable of navigating quickly-evolving changes in the new normal. Whatever your ambitions may be, I hope that you will continue to upskill and keep RP close to your heart as you move on to the next chapter of your life.”