Ong Ye Kung tells parents and students not to measure success by academic results
25 Jul 2016
Lianhe Zaobao, 23 Jul 2016 - Article featured three of the top ITE graduates from the Class of 2016 – Chen Guang Jun, Chen Rui Ting and Weng Han Rong. These graduates shared that they would like to work instead of studying at university after they complete their poly education. Guang Jun who is currently studying in SP’s Diploma in Chemical Engineering course came from a single parent family. To ease his mother’s financial burden, he chose to work as a part-time waiter. He also took out $5,000 from his savings to pay for his sister’s kidney operation last year. Despite these obstacles, he did well academically and took on the roles of the student council’s president and grassroots volunteer. He was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for his outstanding achievements. Rui Ting who is dyslexic since young was awarded the Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal for her outstanding achievement in arts. She is now studying interior design at TP. With his outstanding N level results, Han Rong chose to study Mechatronics under the ITE’s Direct Admission Exercise, instead of taking the O-level examinations. The fish cutter which he developed together with his course mate as part of a project is now used at the Singapore Zoo. Han Rong is currently studying in SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering course.