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NUS High School's pioneering batch of graduates to be knowledge leaders
- Veronique Y W Ah Sen

SHARING A PROUD MOMENT: Graduates posing for a shot at the School’s sports field.
NATIONAL University of Singapore (NUS) High School of Mathematics and Science recently held its first graduation ceremony (1 Dec 2008) for its pioneer batch of 88 students who have every reason to be proud.

The Graduating Class of 2008 saw 36 per cent of their cohort awarded high distinctions and distinctions, while 58 per cent obtained merit mention. The programme, which began in 2005 and leads to the NUS High School Diploma, aims at developing science and maths talent for Singapore's knowledge economy.

The NUS High School Diploma is recognised locally by NUS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), as well as internationally by universities which include the Ivy League colleges and the University of Oxford.

At the Convocation Ceremony, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen told the graduates: "Your experiences have equipped you well as creative thinkers and innovators, and we look to you, the pioneering batch of NUS High School to be the future leaders of Singapore's knowledge economy as inventors, researchers, and technopreneurs, or whichever field that you may choose."

University Town – an X-factor for Singapore

WOW FACTOR: White Sands Primary School students at the exhibition. Many said they would consider NUS as their university of choice when they grow up.
THE PUBLIC had a sneak preview of NUS University Town and they gave it the thumbs up. The University Town model was on display at the Singapore Discovery Centre last December as part of the "X-factor" exhibition highlighting upcoming plans for Singapore. The exhibition was divided into two galleries: the "Living Gallery" and the "Growth Gallery".