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Education News Bulletin (December 2020)

Wed, 01/13/2021 Zhou Mei An
Education News Bulletin (December 2020)

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Secondary school and JC students will do HBL two days a week starting next year

The practice is set to become part of the new normal, unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic. Set to start third term of 2021, the change will affect all secondary school and junior college students, with every secondary school student set to receive a personal learning device (PLD) by the end of next year.


NUS undergrad with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy awarded the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities


Ng Jun Kang, who was awarded the scholarship, is studying computer science at NUS. He said: "I would like to develop applications that can help other people, especially the community of people with disabilities, as I know that we face more problems than others in our daily lives.


"My advice to others with disabilities is to keep pushing on. If you have a goal in mind, don't give up. Even if you fail, get up and keep going."


20 students awarded AMTD-GFI SpiderNet Scholarships


On 22 December 2020, Global Fintech Institute (GFI) and the AMTD Charity Foundation awarded the AMTD-GFI SpiderNet scholarships to 20 students from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The scholarship aims to support and anchor the CFtP qualification with industry mentorships, thought leadership and facilities cross border opportunities for learning journeys. Under the scholarship, students complete the Chartered FinTech Professional (CFtP) qualification.


Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL) raises scholarships funds with music video by special needs students


The fund was set up in 1987 to further the educational needs of needy students with physical disabilities who have displayed scholastic aptitude and students with special needs, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disability. It has been well-received by the community, receiving more than 130 applications in 2020. SAWL hopes to extend the support of the fund through its music video, "Room At The Table For Students with Physical and Intellectual Disability".


HAM Creations partners Nanyang Polytechnic to offer School of Design Students Hands-on Visual Merchandising Opportunities


H.A.M. Creations Pte Ltd (HAM Creations), Singapore's premier visual merchandising and events production company serving international brands in the Asia-Pacific region, and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) are collaborating to better support design students. HAM Creations will offer an industry scholarship, internship placements, SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes and project collaborations for NYP's School of Design students.


Education sector must evolve to stay relevant


The education sector in Singapore may be well regarded, but it must continue to keep pace in the global market, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said. He continued to map out four broad changes in the education sector to ensure its continued relevance: enriching adult learners, promoting digital learning, cooperation between companies and schools, and the necessity of “adjacent competencies”.


Rhodes Scholarship recipient to delve into migrant worker issues in her PhD studies at Oxford

Harvard graduate Poh Yong Han, 23, received news late last month that she had been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a PhD at Oxford University next year. The award of the Rhodes Scholarship resumed in Singapore in 2018, after it was suspended here and in several other countries in 2006 due to funding issues. 

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