Seven more secondary schools to offer specialised art and music programmes

The specialised programmes for artistically and musically inclined students will be rolled out to more schools in a move to nurture diverse talents among students. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The specialised programmes for artistically and musically inclined students will be rolled out to more schools in a move to nurture diverse talents among students. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - The specialised programmes for artistically and musically inclined students will be rolled out to more schools in a move to nurture diverse talents among students.

The two-year Enhanced Art Programme (EAP) and Enhanced Music Programme (EMP) will be extended to seven more secondary schools, up from the current six, said the Ministry of Education in a statement on Tuesday.

In addition, three schools - National Junior College, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Dunman High School - will also be appointed Art Elective Programme (AEP) and Music Elective Programme (MEP) centres.

These three schools will open their AEP and MEP to students from other schools who are taking O-level Higher Art and Higher Music.

The Enhanced Art Programme will be rolled out at these schools in 2016 and 2017:

- Naval Base Secondary (2016)

- Orchid Park Secondary (2016)

- Siglap Secondary (2016)

- Jurong West Secondary (2017)

- New Town Secondary (2017)

The Enhanced Music Programme will be introduced to Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary in 2016 and Yuhua Secondary in 2017.

The six schools which are offering the EAP and EMP now are:

- CHIJ Katong Convent

- Nan Chiau High

- Ngee Ann Secondary

- St Andrew's Secondary

- Chung Cheng High (Main)

- St Margaret's Secondary