Tuesday, March 1, 2011
NEVER TOO OLD TO STUDY THE OLD
UniSIM said the multi-disciplinary programme will allow individuals to seek specialised training and upgrade their skills and qualifications.
It said the programme will also prepare graduates for leadership roles in the eldercare industry.
At the programme's launch, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lim Boon Heng, said the programme is a timely one.
He said it comes as Singapore faces a rapidly ageing population, with a projected one in five residents being over 65 years old in 2030.
UniSIM said scholarships will also be offered for the programme.
The Master programme, which takes between one and a half and three years to complete, is also offered as a Graduate Diploma.
For more details, visit SIM University website.
Closing date is 31 March 2011. Applicants aged 60 and above are eligible for a 20% discount. Even so, many would find the tuition fees beyond what they can afford.