03 October 2018
National Junior College will be establishing an urban agriculture research facility on its campus.
The junior college has signed a partnership with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and local biotechnology company Life3 to set up an R&D facility for agri-tech solutions in food production.
NJC hopes to expose its students to opportunities in agri-tech, an industry that is of vital importance in land-scarce Singapore.
Other schools are also working to give students a foothold in thriving industries.
All secondary schools run Applied Learning Programmes (ALPs) to let students apply their knowledge in real-world settings.
Among mainstream secondary schools, more than half offer ALPs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These are supported by STEM Inc, a unit under Science Centre Singapore that works with teachers to develop programmes.