The shame of dropping out of the Integrated Programme

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Former Hwa Chong Institution student Edwin Chaw is not the only one to feel the "shame" of flunking the elite Integrated Programme.

In recent years, I have come across several such "IP dropouts", as one former Raffles Institution student described himself. Like Mr Chaw, many of them carry the shame of dropping out of the elite six-year scheme for years on end.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline The shame of dropping out of the Integrated Programme . Subscribe