18 October 2018
Singapore University of Social Sciences President Cheong Hee Kiat has said the university will continue to emphasise applied learning and work-study programmes, where students undertake longer work stints.
Currently, there are 40 students alternating between work and study. There are also 30 accountancy students who work alternate semesters in accounting firms and study at SUSS.
Prof Cheong said SUSS is looking at offering more of work-study programmes in other degrees. He said it is important that university education is not seen to be separate from work.
Prof Cheong added that alternating semesters of work and study is good preparation for the future.
“Work attachment is a powerful way of learning. It enables students to apply what they have learnt in the classroom and see the relevance of it. Increasingly, workers will have to keep learning while they work, to update their knowledge and skills,” he said.