09 Oct '11, 11am

More degree holders pursuing second degree

More degree holders pursuing second degree

SINGAPORE: More degree holders in Singapore are returning to school to pursue a second degree. This is according to latest statistics from the SIM University (UniSIM) which shows the figure balloon from just three people to 52 within five years. Thirty-five-year-old Jap Ren Fang graduated with a degree in business from Nanyang Technological University in 1998 and is now working as an administrative manager at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. But four years ago, she decided to pursue her second degree in psychology purely out of personal interest. Ms Jap said: "It's not really related to what I'm doing right now so I don't intend to use it as a ticket to a higher promotion or a pay raise kind of thing. It's more of a self-actualisation kind of pursuit that I'm going for. "I'm pretty grateful that I actually met a group of friends ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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