End of streaming in schools: Former EM3 and Normal student carves out tech path

Mr Nicholas Ooi, co-founder of social enterprise Bantu, studied at the ITE and polytechnic after secondary school and graduated last year with an honours degree in computing from the National University of Singapore. The 28-year-old says: "It took me
Mr Nicholas Ooi, co-founder of social enterprise Bantu, studied at the ITE and polytechnic after secondary school and graduated last year with an honours degree in computing from the National University of Singapore. The 28-year-old says: "It took me a longer journey but I don't have any regrets."ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

It took him a longer time than most people, but Mr Nicholas Ooi, 28, finally graduated last year with a university degree.

From a young age, he had always belonged to the bottom rung of the educational system - until he found his niche in computing as a teenager.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'Former EM3 and Normal student carves out tech path'. Print Edition | Subscribe