Student rejects top scholarship to study social work

Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s top student Tok Kheng Leng (right) made an unusual decision recently.

The 19-year-old biomedical engineering student – who has a 3.99 Grade Point Average – decided not to take up a bond-free scholarship offered by the school, which covers undergraduate tuition fees at any Singapore or overseas university.

She is one of 5,000 students from the polytechnic who are due to have their graduation ceremony later this month. About 52 per cent of its graduates go on to pursue a university education either locally or abroad immediately after graduation or completing national service, said the polytechnic.

This article was first published inĀ  The Straits Times