03 Nov '16, 10am

Life after prison: He aced his 'N' Levels in prison - Youth.SG

Life after prison: He aced his 'N' Levels in prison - Youth.SG

While most students were collecting their 'N' level results in school, Art was collecting his in prison. Disbelief filled him when he learnt that he had obtained eight points and would be able to enrol in a polytechnic. It looked like the silver lining for the secondary one dropout who studied for his N Levels in prison, where he was serving time for drug trafficking. "I couldn't believe that it was my result slip. I was so happy but shocked at the same time because I didn't know I could produce such results," recalled Art (not his real name). However, his breakthrough was short lived. Within seven months of his release from prison, Art was arrested a second time for another drug related offence . He had to put his studies on hold as he headed to prison again. His first arrest happened in 2011, when he was 22 years old. He had been working as a nightclub security guard whe...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2016/10/Life-after-pr...

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