The Edge Learning Center Singapore held Grand Opening on 30 September
Oct 13, 2017
Singapore, 2 October 2017 – A new chapter has opened for The Edge Learning Center in Singapore with its grand opening on 30 September 2017. The ceremony was graced by Special Guest, Dr T Chandroo, Chairman & CEO of Modern Montessori International (MMI) Group and President of The Association of Private Schools and Colleges, and distinguished hosts: Mr Duc Luu, Founder of The Edge Learning Center; Mr Khoo Teck Kim, Managing Director of The Edge Learning Center Singapore; and Directors of The Edge Learning Center Singapore, Victor Aw and John Lim.
Special Guest, Dr. T Chandroo, Chairman & CEO of Modern Montessori International (MMI) Group and
President of The Association of Private Schools and Colleges
Mr. Duc Luu, Founder of The Edge Learning Center
Mr. Khoo Teck Kim, Managing Director of The Edge Learning Center Singapore
In keeping with tradition, an exciting line-up of programmes featuring a Chinese Drum Performance, a 12-foot-long Dragon Dance, and a Lion Dance. Besides that, there was a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, an official Book Launch on “The Edge on College Admissions” co-authored by Mr. Duc Luu and a tour of the new Center for close to hundred invited guests.
The inauguration of the center in Singapore marked a new milestone for The Edge Learning Center which is known throughout China and Hong Kong as being the premium provider of University Admissions Consulting, Test Preparation and Academic Tutoring services for students bound for the Top 50 universities in the U.S. and U.K. The Edge Learning Center’s proven holistic approach in all of these areas has led to thousands of students in Hong Kong and China achieving higher marks in school, earning top 5% scores on their admissions tests, and entering their dream universities.
Through VF Franchise Consulting, The Edge Learning Center’s exclusive franchise consultant for Southeast Asia, it is looking to expand further into Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. According to Sean T. Ngo, CEO of VF Franchise Consulting, “The Edge Learning Center’s proven success in assisting students in being accepted into the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and the U.K. year-in and year-out make it highly differentiated from any of its competitors. The Edge Learning Center has proven that they can compete successfully in the most competitive markets like Hong Kong, mainland China, and Singapore. Southeast Asia and Taiwan represent very high growth opportunities for The Edge Learning Center and its franchisees for those fast-growing markets.”
Why “The Edge Learning Center” is expanding into Singapore?
Duc Luu, its founder, and CEO feels that Singapore will be a prime territory for further development and will act as a gateway for expansion into the rest of the South-East Asia region. Singapore Government spends billions of dollars annually on education and in 2017, this is projected to be over S$12 billion.
There is an increase in degree seekers enrolling into Top U.S. and U.K. universities. According to an article by The Straits Times, there are more top Singapore students seeking professional degrees at prestigious universities abroad. Many have top scores and places in the local institutions but feel that an overseas degree from a prestigious institution such as Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, and Berkeley will give them an edge.
According to U.S. Embassy figures in 2016, Singaporeans are flocking to the United States to study, drawn from its highly ranked universities. 4,727 Singaporeans were enrolled in educational institutions in 2015. This is a 3 percent increase over the previous year and the highest figure in 10 years. Based on Mr. Destin Hodges, the Education USA Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy, said: “Singaporeans want a degree that will give them the edge in the job market and the U.S. has many highly ranked universities.”
Why The Edge Learning Center Singapore?
With the strong demand in Singapore, The Edge Learning Center Singapore specializes in advising local and international students into admission to Top U.S. and U.K. universities. The high success rates of 84.62 percent of The Edge Learning Center’s students were admitted into one or more of their Top 3 choice universities and 48.15 percent of the students were admitted into Ivy Plus universities such as Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. It offers a full range of services that include:
- University Admissions Consulting: The team comprises of former Admissions Officers who offers True Insider Experience — evaluated thousands of students and their respective applications by helping students in defining their educational goals, coaching them in order to make informed decisions, and guide the search for a school that best fits individual needs.
- Test Preparation: SAT, ACT, IELTS, and TOEFL
- Academic Tutoring: GCE ‘O’ Level, IGCSE, GCE ‘A’ Level and IB Diploma
Touring of the Edge Learning Center
About The Edge Learning Center, Ltd.
Founded by Duc Luu, in 2008, The Edge Learning Center is a Hong Kong based learning center which brings a full range of educational services under one roof to better serve the needs of students, families, schools, and companies. It has since expanded to cover multiple centers in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and now Singapore. The core ideology at The Edge Learning Center is the philosophy proper education shouldn’t teach us what to think, but how to think. It is committed to constantly improving our service and to ensure the satisfaction of the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.theedgelearning.com.sg or www.theedge.com.hk