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ARAU, Dec 8: Eighty per cent of polytechnic students have landed jobs after completing their studies, said Polytechnic Education Department director (Professional Excellence), Dr Mohammad Naim Yaakub.

He said such an achievement was attributed to the various study programmes that met industry demands in the country.

“Polytechnic students should be grateful as they have the opportunity to study specific skills in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) which serves as an important criterion in a recruitment process.

“Therefore, the students must focus on their studies so that they will have the ‘added value’ in them compared to other graduates,” he said in his speech when closing the orientation week for the December 2016 intake, at Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Polytechnic (PTSS), here, yesterday.

Mohammad Naim said polytechnics like PTSS, also opened their doors to disabled students to further their studies by offering the Hotel and Catering Skills Certificate.

Earlier, PTSS director Dr Mohd Zahari Ismail, in his speech, said 450 new students registered for the academic year.

— Bernama   

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