'It's good to know we have many options'
With the release of the A-level results yesterday, Mr Benedict Koo was happy to know that there are many options available to him.
The New Paper GO Guide: Beyond A Levels was distributed to all junior college students as a pull-out inserted in their free copy of The New Paper.
"The guide showed me that there are many private education institutions (PEIs) in Singapore, although most of us might have only heard of a few," said the 19-year-old former student of Pioneer Junior College, who hopes to study medicine.
"It's good to know that we aren't so restricted in our education choices and have many options."
The 28-page GO Guide offers information on a wide range of occupations and the courses of study that one can apply for.
It also features stories about individuals at different stages of life who have enrolled in PEIs to pursue their ambitions.
When asked if he would recommend the GO Guide to his friends, he said: "I would recommend it to people who couldn't get into the university courses they wanted to, so that they know that there are more options and other courses that may suit their interests."
His schoolmate Wong Xinyi, 19, also found the GO Guide to be of great use.
Miss Wong, who is not certain about which course she will apply for, was pleased to learn she had so many options.
She said: "It's good to know that there are so many different ways to pursue the subjects I want to study, both locally and abroad.
"I liked the layout of the guide and the way they gave other people's experiences of private education."