Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Republic Polytechnic receives $3m donation from Ngee Ann Kongsi foundation

SINGAPORE: Republic Polytechnic (RP) has received a donation of $3 million from the Ngee Ann Kongsi foundation.

This is the single-largest donation RP has received since it was founded in 2002.

The polytechnic says it will use the donation to set up an endowment fund to help support up to eight scholarships and an annual Ngee Ann Kongsi award each year.

The scholarships will be awarded to its full-time students based on academic merit.

The Ngee Ann Kongsi award, which carries a prize of $1,500, will be presented each year to a graduating student for the distinguished accomplishment of attaining the best overall academic results at the polytechnic level.

The donation was officially presented by Mr Teo Chian Long, President of Ngee Ann Kongsi, at the polytechnic's seventh graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

The graduation ceremony was officiated by the Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat.

A total of 3,930 graduates from 32 different programmes will receive their diploma certificates over four days.

Underscoring Republic Polytechnic's commitment to continuing education and training (CET), this year's batch of graduands include 107 mature learners who will receive diploma certificates.

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Source From Channel News Asia

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