Synopsis: Graduation for this year’s cohort may be cancelled
due to the coronavirus situation, but the polytechnics are coming up with
different ways to celebrate this important milestone. NP will launch virtual
graduation activities such as designing Instagram filters and stickers of
campus landmarks and graduation apparel for students to use. Graduates are
encouraged to upload their photos and videos and share their own testimonials on
social media, and outstanding ones will be shared on NP’s social media. NP and
RP will both share a video of their lecturers congratulating their graduates.
One TP Diploma in Communications & Media Management graduate held his own
2-hour virtual graduation ceremony with six friends on Zoom, where they
congratulated and wished each other well.
One of NP’s top graduates this year, Zenith Tay, was also
featured. The article shared how he had dropped out of secondary school due to
his parents’ divorce and repeated Secondary 3 twice. It was during his
part-time work as a waiter where he met fellow part-time colleagues who worked
very hard but are unable to earn much and contemplated if he wanted this life
for himself. This spurred him to return back to his secondary school, where he
luckily managed to re-enrol with ease and turned into an outstanding student.
He decided to join NP’s Diploma in Banking & Financial Services as he was
interested in it since the age of 13 and he saw how a lack of financial management
partly caused the breakdown of his parents’ marriage. Zenith graduated from NP
as the top of his cohort, recipient of the Lien Ying Chow Gold Media and Ngee
Ann Polytechnic Outstanding Achievement Award.
Along with Zenith’s feature, a pair of identical twins who
overcame their learning difficulties and enrolled in SP’s Diploma in
Engineering Systems. One of them became the top graduate and both have been
accepted into SIT and SUTD.