From EM3 to PhD: A*Star researcher scored 124 for PSLE

While he may be a research fellow now, Dr Vincent Lim's journey to obtaining his PhD was anything but predictable.

He started as an EM3 pupil in primary school, a stream for academically weaker pupils that was scrapped in 2008. With a Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) score of 124, he made it only to the Normal (Academic) stream in secondary school.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'From EM3 to PhD: A*Star researcher scored 124 for PSLE'. Print Edition | Subscribe