A senior citizen, Mr Richard Lim, has posted his grievance against the Ministry of Education after they asked him for his O Level certificates when he tried to apply for a job as a learning tour guide.
According to the netizen, he has a degree and is vocationally trained for conducting tours. He also has 3 years experience conducting such tours for schools.
He found it ironic that despite being 64 years old with the ability to converse like an educated person and several certifications from skills training and vocational training, he still faced discrimination from MOE because they are still focused on paper qualifications.
His comments attracted angry comments from several of his friends, many of whom testified that Mr Lim had done exceeding well in his A Levels and had even been invited to take up a President's Scholarship in his youth.
Read his account here.
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