School dropouts among members of Mensa Singapore

Singer Tay Sia Yuen, a member of Mensa Singapore, took part in China's variety show Sound Of My Dream in 2016.
Singer Tay Sia Yuen, a member of Mensa Singapore, took part in China's variety show Sound Of My Dream in 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Despite having an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population, Mensa members in Singapore are not necessarily top achievers in school or the workplace.

"The most common profile of a Mensan is actually young adults working in 9-to-5 jobs in various fields," said Ms Priscilla Lee, president of Mensa Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'School dropouts among members of Mensa Singapore'. Subscribe