NUS Maths Dr Yeo Sze Ling mentioned in National Day Rally

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NUS Maths Dr Yeo Sze Ling mentioned in National Day Rally

Postby mathtuition88 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:53 am

Just to share a motivational story related to Maths and Perseverance:

Dr Yeo Sze Ling is sincerely a good example of perseverance for all Maths students. Being blind from childhood, she has studied Maths and persevered through all the way.

(Go to 01h18m50s)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PdmOSrboU#t=01h18m50s

Quote: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/pm-lee-tears-u ... rally-with–heart–160531376.html

But perhaps the most memorable moment of all was when Lee became visibly emotional after sharing the heartwarming success story of visually handicapped A-star researcher Dr Yeo Sze Ling.

“Sze Ling proves that you can do well if you try hard, no matter what your circumstances, and that is also how we can contribute back to society, to keep the system fair for all,” said Lee, who then visibly teared and choked up, but quickly composed himself.

PM Lee was emphasising the importance of meritocracy in Singapore’s education system, which he acknowledged needed more changes — for example, it can be more holistic and less competitive.

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Re: NUS Maths Dr Yeo Sze Ling mentioned in National Day Rall

Postby violin_lover » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:37 pm

mathtuition88 wrote:Just to share a motivational story related to Maths and Perseverance:

Dr Yeo Sze Ling is sincerely a good example of perseverance for all Maths students. Being blind from childhood, she has studied Maths and persevered through all the way.

(Go to 01h18m50s)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PdmOSrboU#t=01h18m50s

Quote: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/pm-lee-tears-u ... rally-with–heart–160531376.html

But perhaps the most memorable moment of all was when Lee became visibly emotional after sharing the heartwarming success story of visually handicapped A-star researcher Dr Yeo Sze Ling.

“Sze Ling proves that you can do well if you try hard, no matter what your circumstances, and that is also how we can contribute back to society, to keep the system fair for all,” said Lee, who then visibly teared and choked up, but quickly composed himself.

PM Lee was emphasising the importance of meritocracy in Singapore’s education system, which he acknowledged needed more changes — for example, it can be more holistic and less competitive.



You know her? She was my ex-colleague :-) She's always very cheerful.

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Re: NUS Maths Dr Yeo Sze Ling mentioned in National Day Rall

Postby mathtuition88 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:15 am

violin_lover wrote:
You know her? She was my ex-colleague :-) She's always very cheerful.


I don't know her personally, just heard from my Maths Professor who mentioned her, and also PM Lee. Yeah, she is really an inspiration to all. :)

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