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School Of Continuing And Lifelong Education To Be Set Up By NUS

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In a bid to skill and re-skill Singaporeans and NUS graduates for existing or new jobs, the National University of Singapore (NUS) will set up a new School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE).

An academic unit for SCALE will commence operations in January 2016, after which it will gradually be expanded into a full school progressively, with NUS investing SGD 12 million over three years on the initiative.

Plans for SCALE were announced by NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan on October 27, with the new school leading the development of the university’s vision and set of strategic goals for Continuing and Professional Education efforts. The school will offer a mix of non-certificate programmes, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, Bachelors and Masters programmes, with courses addressing a broad spectrum of disciplines that include engineering, languages, food science and technology.

Courses offered by SCALE will be largely online and designed with inputs from industry and employer, and that student selection will not be solely based on academic backgrounds, as work experience and prior learning will be taken into account.




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