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Commentary: Even as universities close lecture halls and go online, studying abroad is still the dream (CNA)

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Mr Vignesh Naidu, Director, Operations at The HEAD Foundation, writes a commentary for CNA titled “Even as universities close lecture halls and go online, studying abroad is still the dream” (16 August 2020).

Given the state of a post-COVID world, Mr Naidu shares his thoughts on key considerations Singaporeans will likely have to grapple with, should they wish to pursue an education overseas.

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“As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the 23,715 Singaporeans enrolled in universities overseas are wringing their hands.

Will they be allowed back on campus? Or will they have to stay home and grapple with online lessons, which may take place in topsy-turvy time zones?”

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Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.