SP Business School hosted 23 students from the Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) programme on Wednesday 6 March for a few hours of fun and learning. David Cheong, a Senior Lecturer in the Business school, played the entertaining host. After a warm welcome at the T19 lobby, the students were escorted to a classroom where David introduced management concepts to the students in a fun way by playing Taboo. Concepts like Listening, Feedback, Control were explained in a humorous way.
David Cheong with the students
The response to the enrichment programme for these students was positive. For the day’s activities at SP Business School, David Cheong planned 2 games Taboo and Tangoes to teach them about management skills. Not only did the students have a lot of fun but they learned new concepts in an entertaining way. Some of the insights gained were the need for strategies and team work in management. The students were also treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch.
Left to right: Sriharan s/o Ravee, Jason Ang and Riana Ong
While speaking to some of the students on SP’s preparatory programme for DPA students, the students shared their excitement regarding the programme.
Diploma of Accountancy student, Sriharan s/o Ravee, who joined the programme shared his comments that he was inspired to apply for the DPA scheme for the DAC program by his secondary school teachers who had taught him principles of Accounting. Now in SP for the Prepatory programme, Haran has found the General Education and SIP modules enriching and quite different from the subjects he studied at secondary school. He also enjoyed meeting students’ from the various schools and the different attitudes and strengths,
Jason Ang and Riana Ong, both enrolled in the Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management, also expressed enthusiasm for the preparatory programme. Riana commented that learning General Education and Social Innovation Project was new and she was excited to come to school every day because of the new ideas exchanged. Jason too had similar thoughts and found that these modules were not only taught in a lively and interesting manner but were relevant to life experience. As Jason put it, “This is the first time I am really enjoying studying!”
We hope that the afternoon was well spent in SP Business School and the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey for them.