Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei (middle) and Mr Yeoh Hock Seng (left) presenting Ow Jing Ying (right) with her CPUS Top Achievement Cup and Madam Tan Lee Ching Memorial Prize.
The Centre of Pre-University Studies (‘CPUS’) celebrated its A and AS level high achievers in the November 2019 Cambridge GCE examinations on 13 March 2020 with a certificate presentation ceremony.
60 A Level high achievers and 16 AS Level high achievers were presented with certificates by Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei, President of TAR UC and Mr. Yeoh Hock Seng, Head of CPUS who commended the students for their outstanding academic achievements.
Ng Su Yee was named the Best Overall Performer in the Arts stream, while Ow Jing Ying was named the Best Overall Performer in the Science stream. Jing Ying was also awarded the CPUS Top Achievement Cup, which is awarded to the most academically outstanding student of the graduation cohort as well as The Madam Tan Lee Ching Memorial Prize, an award that was set up by School of Pre-University Studies (‘SPUS’) (predecessor of CPUS) students in memory of their beloved lecturer.
“To all the lecturers here, thank you for guiding us throughout these 18 months. You have filled us with great knowledge and inspired us. We will always be thankful for your dedication. Let us thank you and TAR UC for providing us with these treasured memories,” shared Jing Ying during her valedictorian speech.
Prof Ir Dr Lee shared that he too started his tertiary education as an A level student during his opening speech. “I just wanted to say that this is just the beginning as you embark on your next journey. You are very lucky as you are able to study in a holistic campus environment at TAR UC with the guidance of dedicated lecturers and tutors. It is a good start for you and I want to congratulate all of you for what you have achieved,” he said.
In conjunction with the A Level Award Ceremony, the Student Placement Day - an education fair on campus - was held to offer students an opportunity to further their studies overseas. International institutions from Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand were present to showcase their respective institutions and study options at the fair.