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LASALLE College is the first homegrown Singaporean institution to be awarded EduTrust Star

LASALLE College of the Arts is the first Singaporean institution to be awarded EduTrust Star

LASALLE was picked among more than 300 private institutions registered in Singapore with the Council of Private Education (CPE).LASALLE is the first home-grown Singaporean institution to receive this notable award since the EduTrust Certification Scheme was established in 2009.

 

31 years old, LASALLE has seen tremendous growth in its student numbers from 27 students in 184 to 2,600 today and its study programmes from four to 33. The institution boasts star-studded alumni such as popular singer/actress Kit Chan, award-winning filmmaker Boo Junfeng and Ilo Ilo producer Yuni Hadi.

 

The EduTrust Certification Scheme is administered by the CPE, and the top EduTrust Star award is given to institutions that have excelled in all major areas of management and the provision of quality education services. A panel made up of 7 CPE assessors conducted a critical review of LASALLE over 3 days from 26-28th August 2015. They examined 6 criteria- Management Commitment and Responsibilities, Corporate Governance and Administration, External Recruitment Agents, Student Protection and Support Services, Academic Processes and Assessment of Students, and Quality Assurance, Monitoring and Results.

 

The EduTrust Star also recognizes an institution’s sustained efforts in organisational improvement.

 

LASALLE Chairman, Peter Seah said that the College has grown by leaps and bound and the “EduTrust Star is a timely recognition of how far the College has come in its journey towards excellence.”

Professor Steve Dixon, President of LASALLE added that this award shows that the several years of concerted hard work have paid off and it has been a “privilege to lead such an exceptional body of staff towards the achievement of this award.”

 

CPE currently has three different award types under EduTrust- There are currently three award types under EduTrust, namely EduTrust Star, EduTrust and EduTrust Provisional. EduTrust Star and EduTrust awards are valid for four years whereas EduTrust Provisional is valid for one year.

 

The school has recently released findings from its 2014 graduate employment survey that 91 per cent of its local diploma graduates and 93 per cent of its local degree holders secured jobs within three months of graduation.

 

LASALLE was awarded the EduTrust Star on 1 October 2015. Prospective students can be assured of the highest standards of quality across all areas of their college experience- with strong, committed leadership to curriculum design.

 

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