Winning against the odds Watching over dying mum amid final-year project.
Ms Mahsuri Minhat, who graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a diploma in apparel design and merchandising, became interested in fashion because of her mother, a housewife who loved to sew. Her mother suffered from breast cancer and died when Ms Mahsuri was in her final year.
Over two weeks until Thursday, more than 25,000 students are graduating from the five polytechnics. The Straits Times speaks to a graduate from each poly to find out how they pressed on despite obstacles.