LAO PDR (Vientiane Times) - 30 National University of Laos (NUOL) students will travel to Singapore later this month to learn about Singapore’s approach to managing issues of leadership, governance and economic development. The trip comes as a result of the Temasek Foundation International Specialists’ Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TFI SCALE) programme, coorganised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. A sending off ceremony for the students took place in Vientiane on Wednesday. It was attended by Singapore’s Ambassador to Laos, Mr Dominic Goh and teachers and students of NUOL. |
The students will depart Laos on June 29 and will stay in Singapore for three weeks. While away, the students will attend lectures and self-exploration sessions. They will also go on several fieldtrips to places such as the Marina Barrage dam, the Singapore Maritime Gallery and the Harmony and Diversity Gallery to learn about Singaporean culture and history. This is the third batch of NUOL students to take part in the TFI SCALE programme since it began in 2016. In September, 30 Ngee Ann Polytechnic students will come to Laos for two weeks where they will participate in learning activities organised by NUOL. The Singaporean students will meet Lao students for discussion of the local social and political situation in the country and they will meet Lao citizens from minority groups to hear about various government initiatives. Ngee Ann Polytechnic began in 1963 as Ngee Ann College and had 116 students. Today, it is one of Singapore’s leading institutions of higher learning. It has about 15,000 full-time students, 2,000 part-time students and an alumni community of over 130,000.