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National Software Competition sees strong participation from secondary schools

The 23rd National Software Competition (NSC) was held on Saturday 15 September 2007 and saw more than 230 participants from top secondary schools and junior colleges.

NSC is an annual event organised for the past 22 years by Singapore Polytechnic's School of Media and Info-communications Technology. There are 3 categories of competitions within NSC - IT Quiz for secondary schools, Algorithm Design for secondary schools and junior colleges and the Lego Challenge for secondary schools.

The winners for the 23rd National Software Competition are:

IT Quiz - Raffles Institution
Algorithm Design (Secondary) - Raffles Institution
Algorithm Design (Junior College) - Raffles Junior College
Lego Challenge - Marsiling Secondary

Our heartiest congratulations to the winners of the 23rd National Software Competition!


National Infocomm Scholarships

Along with the 23rd National Software Competition, a total of 39 universities, polytechnics and 'A' level students also received the much sought after National Infocomm Scholarships (NIS). Given out by the Infocomm Development of Authority of Singapore (IDA), with support from the industry, the NIS aims to ensure that the infocomm industry continues to attract the best and brightest talent to drive future growth and to groom a pool of future leaders to contribute to Singapore's continued competitiveness in infocomm.

Singapore Polytechnic's three proud recipients of the award are:

  • Koo Kee Kiat
  • Cashwinn Dev Singh
  • Clarence Cai

They will go on to further their studies at NUS and SMU.

The NIS is an initiative of IDA Singapore and supported by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation and Singapore Computer Society. It is a unique scholarship because it is the only government-industry scholarship that allows the scholars to be nurtured by leading companies during their course of student attachment. The scholarship is open to top students from junior colleges, polytechnics and universities. Non-Singaporeans awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship are required to take up Singapore permanent residence or citizenship.

photo of National Software Competition Lego Challenge
photo of Dir SMIT Mr Song Nay Hay presenting a prize to the winner of the National Software Competition
photo of DP Admin Mr Edward Quah presenting a prize
photo of National Infocomm Scholarships recipient Koo Kee Kiat

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