Monday, August 18, 2014

ITE Student William Tay now pursuing DISM at the Singapore Polytechnic: 2014 National Day Rally

SINGAPORE: In his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday (Aug 17), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore must build on the pioneers' legacy.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 2014 National Day Rally.
He said that education is an important part in ensuring that Singaporeans have the opportunities to achieve their potential. He cited the examples of two students who showed resolve, strength and character in overcoming challenges.

One of the two examples that Mr Lee mentioned is ITE graduate William Tay. Mr Lee said Tay's hearing loss did not stop him from excelling in life. He graduated with a perfect score last year and is also part of a dragon boat team of hearing impaired people.

William Tay, student of DISM
Tay hopes to give back to the society - he is working with his lecturers to start a Sign Language CCA Club in ITE. He is now pursuing a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management at the Singapore Polytechnic.

Prime Minister Lee said: "We have done well by our students; but our students, having done well, naturally hope to climb even higher. They are right to aim high. We want to help them create a brighter future for themselves, by many routes - not just the academic route, but also alternatively by getting good jobs, mastering deep skills, performing well and then getting relevant qualifications along the way, as they work, as they advance in their careers.

Source: Channelnewsasia.com

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