New college for students to re-take N-levels, O-levels and A- levels

A new college set up by a subsidiary skills centre of Yayasan Mendaki was officially launched on Monday.

Called SENSE College, it will offer preparatory programmes for students looking to retake their N-, O-, and A-level examinations. The school will cater to students of all races and religions, and is scheduled to take in its first batch of 120 students from April 1.

The private college in Tampines will also offer applied skills courses for workers in fields such as information technology and business administration. Low-income Malay/Muslim students can also use the existing Education Trust Fund for subsidies for the college's programmes.

Speaking at a media conference for the launch on Monday, chairman of the college, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, who is also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, said he hoped the centre would provide an additional option for students who did not do well in their examinations the first time around.