09 Sep '13, 1am

Review system for NSmen who fail IPPT

Reading this letter by Keith Wee perked up my morning. I am not the only who think this way: There is a need to review the annual Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) system. Currently, operationally ready national servicemen who fail the IPPT are compelled to attend 20 remedial training (RT) sessions of four hours each. These are held at 6pm on weekdays or 4pm on weekends and must be completed within three months. Such a system is untenable in current societal conditions and incurs costs that are higher than the benefits. Nowadays, people typically leave the workplace after 6pm. To attend RT, a person would have to leave the office earlier, incurring huge manpower costs. Furthermore, if a person did three RT sessions a week, he would leave for home only at 10pm quite often over that period. Much precious time that can be spent with loved ones or enriching oneself i...

Full article: http://alvinology.com/2013/09/09/review-system-for-nsmen-...

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