15 May 2019
Mr Tan Wee Kiat is a student at Singapore Polytechnic. He just graduated as the top scorer in his Diploma in Visual Communication and Media Design course. He had a grade point average of 3.87 for the three-year course.
Mr Tan had a rough childhood, and a less-than-stellar academic record. “Moving to secondary school, I kind of gave up because I didn’t see a way out,” he said.
However, a turning point came in Secondary 3, when he was mentored by his mathematics teacher, Mr Lee Yew Meng. He soon realised that if he put in the effort, he could excel in his studies.
One thing remained constant in Mr Tan Wee Kiat’s life — his passion for drawing.
To hone his design skills, Mr Tan did an internship as a graphic designer at an award-winning boutique design agency.
Mr Tan aims to get a scholarship to study at the London College of Communication after completing his national service.