education

PRI SCHOOL GIRL BULLIED IN SCHOOL BY BOY WHO PUNCH, KICK & PUSH HER

My daughter has been very friendly in school but recently she has been bullied by a younger boy whom punch,push and kick her. Just April and my girl has sustained severe injuries twice to thrice which is not her own fault. She was pushed down and till now it still hurt from Jan as it never got to recover due to getting hurt on the knee.

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YALE-NUS INTERATIONAL STUDENTS PETITION AGAINST 3 YEAR BOND FOR TUITION GRANTS

Students from the Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College are petitioning against bonding to local companies for 3 years when they accept the Singapore Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS). TGS is a scheme that helps students pay for their tertiary education in Singapore and is offered to students of local universities, polytechnics and arts institutions etc.

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FEWER FOREIGN STUDENTS TURNING TO SG FOR STUDIES, PRIVATE EDUCATION IN DECLINE

In 2012, there were 100,000 locals and 35,000 foreign students studying in private schools in Singapore. By 2015, the number has fallen to 77,000 locals and 29,000 foreigners. In 2016, Singapore saw the closure of 25 private schools due to fewer foreign students coming in to fill enrollment numbers. The Committee For Private Education (CPE) says a total of 42 schools were de-registered in 2015 and 2016 alone.

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CIVIL SERVANTS NO LONGER NEED DEGREE TO MOVE TO HIGH LEVEL POSITIONS

The government will no longer group civil servants by their education level. Meaning, whether you are degree holder, diploma holder, one with secondary education or primary education as highest level of education, once you are already inside the Civil Service, then you no longer will be tagged to your respective education clusters.

Now, you will be grouped according to your pay scale and the level of experience you have. Good for those who always think they are shortchanged, could not get promoted higher than their education level would allow. But what about those who took up part time studies to get diploma, or degrees? All those nights slaving over books to get to the next level of education qualifications, means now it was just a waste of time?

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SCHOOL FEES FOR S'PORE UNI EDUCATION INCREASED 38% IN LAST 10 YEARS

Unversity education in Singapore has become more unaffordable relative to household income, a new article by CNBC has revealed. While median income has grown by 10% since 2007, tuition fees were up by 38%. The pressure for children to get good grades can clearly be seen in an Asian culture. In 2014, a Household Expenditure Survey by the government showed that Singaporean families spent more than S$1 billion on university tuition in 2014, a large jump from S$650 million a decade earlier. Nevertheless, the government has continued to lavish scholarships generously to foreign students - a recent estimate has shown that the government has failed to stick to its plan to cap the number of international students at 18% as promised.

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MOE LOOPHOLE UNFAIRLY ADVANTAGES FOREIGNERS OVER S'PORE KIDS

We have a system for childrens of returning Singaporeans from overseas to be emplaced in a equivelant level in a school, which ease the stress for the parents when the whole
family return from overseas assignment. However, this system has been exploited by new citizens from certain countries, recently.

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