National Digital Explorer 2023 Empowers Students from 64 Singapore Schools with Essential Digital Skills and Knowledge

National Digital Explorer (NDE) 2023 is a nationwide digital literacy initiative that seeks to empower Singaporean students aged 10 to 18 with real-world skills that enable them to think critically and become more productive learners. 

Jointly organised by Crescent Girls’ School and ICDL Asia, the programme has received tremendous support from various schools, with over 17,000 students registered to date. This year, it is with great pleasure that we announced a significant increase in participation, with the number of primary schools, secondary schools, and junior colleges in Singapore signed up for NDE 2023 increasing from 47 to 64 schools.  

Here is the list of participating schools:




  1. Alexandra Primary
  2. Anchor Green Primary School
  3. Bedok Green Primary
  4. Catholic High School (Primary)
  5. CHIJ (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
  6. Chongzheng Primary
  7. Elias Park Primary
  8. Gongshang Primary School
  9. Greendale Primary
  10. Hong Wen School
  11. Kheng Cheng School
  12. Kranji Primary
  13. Monfort Junior School
  14. Naval Base Primary
  15. North View Primary School 
  16. Pei Chun Public School
  17. Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School
  18. Princess Elizabeth Primary
  19. Punggol Green Primary
  20. Qifa Primary
  21. Rivervale Primary
  22. Rosyth School
  23. Seng Kang Primary
  24. St Anthony’s Primary
  25. St Stephen’s School
  26. Tampines Primary School
  27. Tao Nan School
  28. Temasek Primary School
  29. Woodgrove Primary
  30. Xishan Primary School
  31. Yuhua Primary School
  32. Zhangde Primary School
  1. Anglican High School
  2. Bendemeer Secondary
  3. Bukit Batok Secondary School 
  4. Bukit Merah Secondary
  5. Bukit View Secondary
  6. Canberra Secondary
  7. Chung Cheng High School (Main)
  8. Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)
  9. Compassvale Secondary
  10. Crescent Girls’ School
  11. Edgefield Secondary School
  12. Gan Eng Seng School
  13. Greenridge Secondary
  14. Hougang Secondary
  15. Kent Ridge Secondary
  16. Naval Base Secondary
  17. New Town Secondary School
  18. Ngee Ann Secondary
  19. Peicai Secondary
  20. Queenstown Secondary
  21. Queensway Secondary
  22. Riverside Secondary
  23. St Joseph Institution
  24. St Patrick School
  25. Westwood Secondary
  26. Woodlands Ring Secondary
  27. Yio Chu Kang Secondary
  28. Yishun Secondary
  29. Yuan Ching Secondary
  1. Catholic JC
  2. St Andrew’s JC
  3. Millennia Institute

At ICDL Asia, we have always been at the forefront of digital literacy and skills development. We are thrilled to receive such strong support from schools for the NDE project, and we remain committed to making ICDL programmes accessible to all students in Singapore.  

Through the NDE Learn Track, Singapore students will now have the opportunity to acquire essential digital knowledge and skills. Through interactive ICDL eLearning modules, students will now be able to progressively develop their digital competencies.  

In addition to the Learn Track, ICDL Asia also urges students to take the ICDL certification tests under the Certify Track upon completion of each eLearning module. Successful students will receive internationally recognised ICDL Profile Certificates and eBadges, which will serve as proof of their digital proficiency and competence, enhancing their resumes and job prospects in the future. 

Moreover, students who pass the certification exams will also be eligible to participate in the NDE 2023 National Round competition under the Compete Track, organised by Crescent Girls’ School and ICDL Asia. Taking place on 21st July 2023, this competition will provide students with an opportunity to showcase their digital skills and knowledge and earn additional Gold/Silver/Bronze medals during the prize presentation ceremony at Crescent Girls’ School. 

Furthermore, outstanding winners in Secondary and JC Level categories will have the opportunity to fast-track to the Grand Final of ICDL Asia Digital Challenge 2023. In this challenge, the students will get the chance to represent Singapore and compete against students from other countries in Asia Pacific. We firmly believe that this competition will offer an excellent platform for the students to gain valuable experience, network with other students, and showcase their digital skills on an international stage. 

In conclusion, we are thrilled to see more schools and students sign up for NDE 2023, and we believe that this programme will equip students with the digital skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. We encourage more students to participate in this exciting initiative and firmly believe that this programme will endow Singapore students with indispensable digital skills and knowledge, enabling them to thrive in the digital era. 

For more information regarding NDE 2023, please visit  

ICDL – The Digital Skills Standard

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