Master of his destiny: Goldsmith's son climbs from EM3 to earn a master's

Mr Eric Ng was an EM3 pupil, a Normal (Technical) student, and an Institute of Technical Education graduate. This year, he earned a master's degree in architecture from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Eric Ng, a former Institute of Technical Education student, graduated with a master's degree in architecture last month, despite constant rejections along the way.
Mr Eric Ng, a former Institute of Technical Education student, graduated with a master's degree in architecture last month, despite constant rejections along the way.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

From a PSLE score of 94, he climbs through Normal (Tech) stream, ITE to earn a master's

Mr Eric Ng does not take "no" for an answer. Despite rejections from educational institutions, he sought help to gain admission, worked hard to prove himself and is now on his way to fulfilling his dream of becoming an architect.

Coming from the bottom rung of the academic ladder in his younger days - from the EM3 track to Normal (Technical) stream - the 27-year-old was not always a good student.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'Master of his destiny'. Print Edition | Subscribe