Monthly Archives: February 2017


NUS launching 18-month internships

Recognising the value of internships, the National University of Singapore is restructuring its curriculum to allow some of its students to go on work attachments for as long as 18 months, starting from the new academic year in August. For a start, students from three computing courses - information security, business analytics and data science [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

2016 A-level results: 92.6% get at least 3 passes, slight dip from 2015

Of the 12,538 students who took last year's GCE A-level examination, 92.6 per cent achieved at least three H2 passes, with a pass in General Paper (GP) or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI). This is a slight dip compared to last year's cohort, 93.1 per cent of which achieved at least three H2 passes and a [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Fresh grads’ starting pay hits new high

Despite the slowdown in the economy, fresh graduates from three Singapore universities were able to keep their heads above water last year. Their starting pay hit a new high of $3,360 a month, and slightly more of them landed a job within six months of finishing their final examinations. A lower proportion, however, had full-time [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

More employers at SIM’s career fair

At a time when there are concerns over the employability of private school students, Singapore's largest private school is pulling out all the stops to boost the job prospects of its students. Singapore Institute of Management's private school arm had 129 employers take part in its career fair held on Friday - almost double the [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

A-level results to be released on Feb 24

The 2016 GCE A-level examination results will be released next Friday (Feb 24).Candidates from schools may collect their result slips from their respective schools on that day, from 2.30pm onwards, the Ministry of Education said in a press release on Friday (Feb 17). Private candidates will be notified of their results by post, with the [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Gaining more from doing varied, multiple internships

For two millennials, it is a case of one internship not enough. Mr Leonard Neo, 25, a final-year student at the Singapore Management University, believes serving multiple internships has taught him to be flexible in a way a single internship cannot. "My choice to do multiple internships stemmed from the desire to take up as [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Private schools: Survival of fittest

A record 25private schools deregistered last year with the Committee for Private Education (CPE), which regulates the industry. There are 293 registered private schools currently - the lowest in recent years - and more are expected to exit the industry this year, as the CPE prepares to enforce new and stricter rules on the private [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Private school closures in Singapore hit record high last year

A record number of private schools shut down last year, continuing the shakedown in a sector that once headlined Singapore's ambition to be an education hub. Even more are expected to exit the scene this year, as the authorities prepare to enforce new and stricter rules. Last year, 25 private schools deregistered with the Committee [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NUS ranked world’s fourth most international university

The National University of Singapore (NUS) was named the world's fourth most international university by Times Higher Education on Wednesday (Feb 1), edging out prominent universities from Britain and the United States with its diverse crop of students and researchers. It ranked fourth on a list of 150 international universities, ahead of universities like Oxford, [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments