Singapore Expats Forum

About finishing highschool before NS

A moderated forum for serious discussions only.
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri, 24 Feb 2012

About finishing highschool before NS

Postby austincmn » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 5:44 pm

I was born in May 1997, and I am almost 15 years old now, and studying in China. I am now in the second half semester of sec 2.
Looking at China's system of schooling (school starts at September every year and not January, unlike how it is in Singapore.), I shouldn't be able to finish high school. In fact, I will be stopping at the second level of high school.
What I want to know is, do I have to go for NS strictly when I reach the age of 18, or is there a way to delay it for schooling reasons? Like for example finish high school? Is it possible to go at 19?

Also, if it is true that I must go at 18, do I have to go in May?

Added information: It's because if I stop at the second level of high school, it will really affect my graduation of high school exam or whatever it is called.

User avatar
Posts: 34717
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 5:48 pm

You can normally get a deferment as long as it is secondary school. But not for tertiary education post secondary.

  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “Strictly Speaking”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests