Meet the academic juggler

Meet the academic juggler
Mr Clement Tan, a Nanyang Technological University undergraduate, is also pursuing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) certification at Kaplan Financial, an arm of Kaplan Learning Institute.

Kaplan Learning Institute

Mr Clement Tan (right) is a Nanyang Technological University undergraduate.

The 22-year-old is also pursuing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) certification at Kaplan Financial, an arm of Kaplan Learning Institute.

Kaplan Financial is a leading educational provider of professional qualifications in accountancy and finance in Singapore.

With 28 training centres around the UK and Asia, it prepares over 30,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams.

All centres have been awarded the Platinum status under the Approved Learning Partner, Student Tuition, in recognition of the quality of tuition provision for ACCA students.

"I feel that having a proficiency in accountancy is very important, especially because I intend to do investments in the future," he said.

"If I want to set up my own business, knowing how to do my own accounting records is an important skill."

Mr Tan enrolled in Kaplan Financial's ACCA preparatory course in 2012, following in the footsteps of an older brother.

Central

While his brother enrolled at a different private institute, Mr Tan was drawn to Kaplan Financial because "its location, at Somerset, is very central".

"Not many other private institutes can boast as good a location," he said.

"I also found many good reviews of Kaplan Financial."

The flexibility of the course, such as allowing students to decide on how many modules to take, means that Mr Tan does not get swamped with more work than he can handle.

He attends classes once a week and has completed nine of the 14 required modules. He should get his ACCA accreditation in two years.

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