Rising above adversity to become a maths whizz and top student

The sight of her parents working hard and the encouragement of her form teacher pushed Ms Amrita Kaur Ishwar Singh to work hard and excel in her studies, and she won numerous awards along the way.
The sight of her parents working hard and the encouragement of her form teacher pushed Ms Amrita Kaur Ishwar Singh to work hard and excel in her studies, and she won numerous awards along the way.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

With a grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 out of 4, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) graduate Amrita Kaur Ishwar Singh is on her way to reading accountancy in university.

But life was not always smooth-sailing for the 23-year-old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2020, with the headline 'Rising above adversity to become a maths whizz and top student'. Print Edition | Subscribe