Tag Archives: Education Policy

CAPPING OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES IS UNIMAGINATIVE AND A GROSS MISTAKE

Mr Yeoh said Singapore’s education policy was very similar to America’s yesteryear one, where it was thought that their universal education policy was producing too many graduates which would lead to unemployment and dissatisfaction. This was later proven to be false.” This is what I find to be arguably, somewhat “defying logic” – for decades our public universities reserved 20 per of the first year undergraduate admissions for foreign students (recently reduced to 16 per cent). After including permanent residents (PRs) and post-graduate students (the greater majority of which were non-Singaporeans) – the estimated percentage of non-Singaporean students in the public universities’ total enrollment was about 35 per cent. Are there any countries in the world that has so many foreign students in their public universities – the majority of whom are on tuition grant or scholarships, etc – which has been estimated to cost about $400 million a year?

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EX-TEACHER: SDP’S EDUCATION POLICY IS ENTICING BUT FLAWED & LACKS GOOD VIABLE SOLUTIONS

Here are my thoughts to SDP's Dr Chee's ideas on education. The paper was well written.....to elicit responses into thinking that MOE is not doing a good job, over looking big issues that the SDP have spotted and supposedly, came up with good solutions. Even as an ex-educator, at first read, it seems to make sense, but with deeper thought, it does not. Hence I felt the need to share my thoughts with those around me.

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