Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has finally spoken up about the NUS controversy. A NUS student was leniently let off by the school even though he was caught for recording a female student in the shower. He was given a 12 month conditional warning and let off after writing an apology letter.
Too bad for him, NUS is facing public pressure for letting him escape the full consequences and may not let him enjoy his 2nd chance.
Ong Ye Kung agreed with Singaporeans that there should be tougher measures to deal with people like him. He already spoke to the NUS President and Board Chairman to tell them that they must take a tough stand when it comes to issues that threaten their students' safety.
"Two strikes and you are out cannot be the standard application. NUS has to make its campus safe for all students, especially female students".
He said that NUS and other tertiary institutions must review their discipline and sentencing framework in order to stop this unacceptable behaviour.
It does not require a bunch of educated people to know that they do not deserve a 2nd chance. It is mind boggling that there could have been others like Nicholas Lim who were let off equally easy.
The supposedly #1 university in Singapore better wake up and take action or risk losing its reputation. What the hell are they thinking?