06 Jul '11, 2pm

From poly student to NIE star graduate

From poly student to NIE star graduate

Mr Jonathan Leo Ng did not make the cut with his polytechnic-diploma grades of Cs and Ds and was offered a place in the diploma in physical education programme. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO ONE of the top students graduating from the National Institute of Education (NIE) this year did not qualify for its bachelor degree programme when he applied for a place seven years ago. Mr Jonathan Leo Ng did not make the cut with his polytechnic-diploma grades of Cs and Ds and was offered a place in the diploma in physical education programme. He took up the offer as he saw it as a path to pursue his interest in teaching and sports. He later taught at Holy Innocents' Primary School but could not ignore the nagging feeling of not having a degree. He enrolled in a part-time advanced diploma in English course at NIE and did well enough to secure a place in the degree programme. On Wednesday,...

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