The Public Service Commission is giving out scholarships to students from a broader range of schools
The Public Service Commission or PSC is giving out scholarships to students from a broader range of schools.
This comes as it aims to increase diversity within its ranks by casting the net wider to schools that do not traditionally produce government scholars.
According to a report in the TODAY newspaper, between 2009 and this year, scholarships were handed out to students from 13 schools on average each year, up from seven between 2004 and 2008.
The commission's Secretariat Director, Terence Chia, said over the past decade, PSC scholarships have been awarded to students from 26 different schools.
Besides Raffles Institution and Hwa Chong Institution, scholars hailed from Jurong Junior College, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic, among other local schools.
International schools like the United World College South East Asia have also produced PSC scholars.
Last month, PSC Chairman Eddie Teo had written an open letter highlighting the value of diversity
in the public service.
He described how the commission has been selecting scholarship holders from a variety of schools and backgrounds and sending them to study in different courses and countries.
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