As the majority of the answers here said that there are some companies that prefer local uni, there will be some prefer private uni. I don't think that is an equal proportion but I do think that's somehow true.
The cold truth is the majority of students in private uni are foreigners and it's harder for employers in Singapore to hire one foreigner compared to Singaporean because of Quota. Therefore, I'm about to say yes to the first question.
However, based on my experience I can give some advice for you to answer the 2nd question. To increase the chance to get employed for fresh grads in either local uni or private uni, they should determine clearly what they wish to do after they graduated. Then, they should focus to increase both experience and skills on that major because the class won't teach the actual skills needed to perform the work. Students should learn it on Google, Youtube, online class, or doing an internship.
I will talk a little bit about myself, I am a foreigner who studied in Kaplan. I recently get a job at a startup company in Singapore. I really like digital marketing and learn it by myself. I cannot work while being a student. So I created a website, Facebook page, write blog posts and learn everything related to digital marketing from SEO to social media. After all, my effort paid a sweet result. I recommend you to find jobs at TalentTribe, Jobscentral, LinkedIn, Mycareersfuture and Jobstreet
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