13 October 2021
About 2,600 people graduated from the Singapore University of Social Sciences this October.
Convocation ceremonies were being held at the university last week.
During the first ceremony, Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong giving a speech as guest of honour. President Halimah Yacob, the university’s patron, was also in attendance.
Mr Tong, who is also Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, spoke on continuing to learn after graduation, growing resilience and doing good. He said to the graduands: “This may be controversial but I hope you fail at something.”
He noted that, indeed, failure is an inextricable part of future success.