She lands her dream course through the Early Admission Exercise
19 May 2020
Article featured SP’s diploma in architecture student, Siti Nurzawanah, who shared that she failed to qualify for the course after her O-levels. The 22-year-old then did an architecture-related course at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) but was still unable to qualify for DARCH after two years in Higher Nitec. Therefore, she took on a job as a technical coordinator for three years at two different architect firms before successfully enrolling in DARCH through the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE). Article also highlighted this year’s EAE dates, where graduating N- and O-level students can apply for early admission to ITE Nitec and Higher Nitec courses from May 27 to June 3. For polytechnic courses, final-year ITE students can apply from June 11 to 17, while graduating O-level students can apply from June 25 to July 1. Working adults can also apply to polytechnics via the EAE from June 8 to July 5. The selection process will take place virtually because of Covid-19, with the exception of ITE's Nitec in nursing, Higher Nitec in performance production and NYP’s oral health therapy. Ms Denise Leong, NYP’s registrar, shared that the selection process for its oral health therapy course had to be conducted on campus as they have to assess an applicant's digital dexterity, precision and speed. Similar story on the EAE dates was reported in all SPH newspapers and Mediacorp platforms. Similar story on Lianhe Zaobao also mentioned the usage of smart technology by NP to filter the application essays of eligible EAE applicants for five courses as well as chat with them to assess their skills. In order to avoid machine error, admission personnel will also go through unselected entries to ensure that no eligible students were unconsidered.
[The New Paper, Online]