From 149 at PSLE, he overcame hurdles to become a top graduate at Singapore Polytechnic

17 Apr 2019

The New Paper, 17 Apr 2019 - Article featured SP’s Diploma in Chemical Engineering graduate Songkiat Ow Shiyuan, and his journey to becoming one of the top eight graduates in SP this year. He is also the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.

He shared that he started taking his studies very seriously when he was appointed to be the vice president of the Clementi Town Secondary School's student council.  He was the top scorer in the N(T) Level examinations in Secondary Four and enrolled in the Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) course at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East. His determination and hard work paid off as he scored a perfect GPA of 4.0, which landed him a spot in SP to pursue a Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE).

He aspires to become an ITE lecturer and inspire students like himself.

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Songkiat Ow Shiyuan, 22, is one of SP's top eight graduates this year. TNP PHOTO: GIN TAY