Monthly Archives: July 2017


Nanyang alumni recall good old days as schools mark 100th anniversary

From wading through flood waters to spot checks on hair lengths, these are things remembered fondly by alumni of the Nanyang schools - Nanyang Primary and Nanyang Girls' High School. The sense of nostalgia hit them hard over the weekend at an event to celebrate Nanyang's 100th anniversary this year. It all started in 1917 [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

38 receive teaching talent awards

A growing pool of young Singaporeans have chosen to pursue an academic career in the local universities. This year, 38 students received awards under the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent Scheme, which funds their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in top institutions such as Harvard University and Stanford University. This is the third and largest [...]

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

New international school to open in January next year with more affordable fees

A new international school charging more affordable fees will be opening in January next year, catering to the demand from expatriates looking for cheaper school options. One World International School (OWIS) will be starting a new Nanyang campus at 21 Jurong West Street 81 for students from the age of three to 18. In a [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

New diploma for ITE graduates starts next April

Graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) can, for the first time, take up a new diploma awarded by the institution, starting from April next year. The Work-Learn Technical Diploma programme, first announced in Parliament in March, will allow them to work and study at the same time. Up to 120 places across four [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NUS sees more students opting for nursing

With her straight As, former Dunman High School student Lim Xin Min stood a good chance of landing a place studying medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). But the 19-year-old opted for nursing instead. She is among the growing number of young people choosing to study nursing at NUS, which received 2,200 applications [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Survey to gauge job prospects of private school graduates

A survey has kicked off this week to provide the first comprehensive picture of how Singaporeans who attain their degrees from private schools fare in the job market. It will give an idea of the job prospects of graduates from private schools and also help pros- pective students choose between different schools . The six [...]

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

Bringing Technology Closer to Students Around the Island

12 of LinkedIn’s 20 most promising 2017 jobs are in tech, and there is no denying the fact that Singapore is now a hub for tech start-ups. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) “Future of Jobs” report, it estimates 65% of children entering primary school today will end up in job roles that do not yet [...]

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

New school of thought afoot among Singapore parents

When former education minister Heng Swee Keat popularised the slogan "Every school, a good school" a few years ago, it was met with some disbelief. But a nationwide survey conducted last year has found that most parents are satisfied with their children's primary schools. The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) poll of 1,500 Singaporean and [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

P1 registration: 17 schools face ballot in Phase 2B

Parents hoping to clinch a spot for their children at 17 popular primary schools face the prospect of a ballot after the latest registration stage closed yesterday. Phase 2B - the fourth of seven phases - is for children whose parents have volunteered in the schools, have links to churches or clans directly connected with [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Slow start, but going back to school pays off

In primary school, Mr Joseph Yang was always ranked among the bottom few in class. He failed English at the O levels and went to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), where he studied electrical engineering. Fifteen years later, Mr Yang, 34, an executive engineer with SMRT, is a graduate of the National University of [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments