Give students time to decide on future

It is important for more local universities to allow students to decide on their course of study at a later stage, as well as to provide students with a means of changing their course midway through the programme (The road to flexibility in changing majors; July 3).

A transition period could be given to allow students to get used to the university lifestyle, understand the different courses offered and gain exposure to different areas.

Students should have a better understanding of themselves and find out where their passion or interest lies before making a decision that could possibly determine their career paths.

They should be allowed to decide on their future only when the time is ripe.

Kimberly Low, 16

Secondary 4 student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2017, with the headline 'Give students time to decide on future'. Print Edition | Subscribe