EduMaker Voices: Exclusive Interview with Head of Academy of VSA – Part 1
Are VSA students afforded a competitive edge through VSA’s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and English and Mandarin bilingual teaching?
VSA Head of Academy, Dr. Maggie Koong, a seasoned educator with global experience, offers a resounding: “Yes!”
In this principal interview episode, Group Chief Strategy Officer Jennifer Ma sits down with Dr. Koong to explore just how VSA is fostering well-rounded students with the skills of tomorrow: critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, team building, and more.
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