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23 youths awarded MHA scholarship

At the awards ceremony on Saturday (Aug 16), Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean said they were selected for their academic excellence as well as desire to serve Singapore.

SINGAPORE: Twenty-three youths were awarded the Home Affairs Uniformed Services Scholarship.

At the awards ceremony on Saturday (Aug 16), Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean said they were selected for their academic excellence as well as desire to serve Singapore.

The scholarship is given out annually by the Home Affairs Ministry to groom youths to continue safeguarding Singapore. Upon graduation from university, the scholars will pursue a career as Senior Officer in a Home Team uniformed service of their choice - the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Prison Service or Central Narcotics Bureau.

Mr Teo said the ministry is committed to developing its officers so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out their work effectively. He added it will also ensure its employment terms keep pace with the market and match the demands required of officers.

"Ultimately, the Home Team is only as good as its people,” said Mr Teo. We need to continue to recruit, develop and retain good officers who have the values and dedication to serve Singaporeans and Singapore, sometimes putting their lives on the line while doing so."