Homecoming for former ITE students

(From far left) Ms Gayathiri Dhavadas, Madam Cheryl Lim, Ms Joyce Ho and Mr Marco Aizawa in a nursing training facility at ITE College East.
(From far left) Ms Gayathiri Dhavadas, Madam Cheryl Lim, Ms Joyce Ho and Mr Marco Aizawa in a nursing training facility at ITE College East.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

They went through nursing course at institute and are now back as lecturers to guide the younger generation

It took Ms Gayathiri Dhavadas 20 applications over three years before she finally got a place in a nursing course at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) at age 21, because of her unsatisfactory N-level scores.

She remembers a question from her pre-admission interview: "Why should I give you a chance?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Homecoming for former ITE students'. Print Edition | Subscribe