03 Jun '11, 2pm

ITE top student beats the odds to reach the top

On Friday, Mr Teo, 26, left all his setbacks in life behind and was named this year's (2011) ITE top student at the ITE's graduation ceremony held at the National University of Singapore. He also received the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal which is given to each year to ITE's most outstanding graduating student. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG AFTER failing his O-levels twice, Mr Aloysius Teo felt that he had hit rock bottom and decided to stop studying. He worked for a year as a waiter and embarked on his National Service. It was during his time in the army when he had the time to reflect and he realised that his future was bleak with his poor educational qualifications. He set his heart on going to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and acing his studies. On Friday, Mr Teo, 26, left all his setbacks in life behind and was named this year's (2011) ITE top student at the ITE's...

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