SINGAPORE: More than 10,000 students will graduate from the National University of Singapore from Monday (July 7) to July 15.
The NUS Commencement 2014 kicked off on Monday with 452 graduates from NUS' Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School), Department of Geography at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science receiving their degrees at the main commencement ceremony.
Over 6,000 of this year's graduating class will receive their bachelor degrees while another 3,892 will receive graduate degrees.
This year also marks the 85th anniversary of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Dentistry and Science as well as the 10th anniversary of the LKY School.
Singapore President and NUS Chancellor Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam presided over the NUS main commencement ceremony.
In his speech, NUS president Professor Tan Chorh Chuan spoke about the topic of dissatisfaction and encouraged them to convert that into action for positive change.
Professor Tan said: “This is not easy. But if we can do so, we can contribute to making things better, whether it be at our work, or in the wider community.
“We might also succeed in converting potentially negative emotional energies into positive ones of belief and optimism for the future - a strong sense that each of us, as individuals, can make a worthwhile contribution.“
Kim Chan, who is from the University Scholars Programme and graduates with a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Physics), said: “You may be dissatisfied because life is unfair to you, but I think if you begin and you keep focusing on what you want in future, that will definitely help you along to push these dissatisfactions aside and work towards your final goal.” - CNA/nd
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