Tag Archives: education

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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PINOY STUDENT COMPLAINS SG EDUCATION SYSTEM IS UNFAIR, BIASED TOWARD LOCALS WITH WORSE RESULTS

This Pinay Singapore permanent resident, Marianne Beltran, said that it is very unfair that Singapore has quotas on the number of foreigners who are admitted into Singapore's local universities. She claimed that it is not meritocratic and she feels frustrated when she sees less capable Singaporeans get into the course she wants. Is this pinay demanding too much from Singapore? Isn't it enough that our government has given her a house and an education?

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ITE REFUSES TO CHANGE EXAM DAY FOR STUDENTS GOING ON OVERSEAS CIP TRIP

ITE isn't fair to all students. Recently I've noticed that my child's test/exam date overlaps an overseas trip that the school is organizing. I asked my child to ask the teachers about it and he just simply says "oh then you won't be able to go" Asked another subject teacher and she said "if it overlaps then your class advisor won't allow you to go"

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ITE GIRL: ITE TEACHERS DO NOT SHOW THEIR STUDENTS ANY RESPECT!

Some educators from ITE College West have been discriminating students from the start. They have told students explicitly that they should count themselves lucky that they were taken in despite their ‘appearance’. Not only that, they do not care about the welfare of students. Students try to strive and work hard for their exams, and approach their respective teachers for revision papers. To their dismay, they were turned away and were even told that there was no need for that and a pass will just be adequate for them.

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TEACHER: I WORKED MY *SS OFF FOR ONLY 2MONTHS PERFORMANCE BONUS?!

For those of you who are considering joining the civil service as a teacher, think again and don't bother joining this bloated junk system. For the majority of last year, I worked my *ss off, putting in hours to counsel students, organising CCA activities, covering my head of department during his absence. Although I admit I did this out of dedication to my students, but at the very least I expect to be well compensated for the loss of my time with family and the depreciation in my health.

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LAZY & SELFISH PRC SCHOLAR TRIES TO GAME OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

This student constantly dozes off or plays his phone in lectures and tutorials, and for several hours straight. He has been blacklisted from CCA, brought into remedial lessons, and barely made it past J1. Spoke to him a bit and asked around his social circle along with mutual friends. Seems that he is in essence, trying to game the system. He's on a govt scholarship, but when asked further, has told us he doesn't really care about the A Levels. Rather, his intent is to take the SAT and have the A Levels as a excuse to be funded for his stay here, hence the almost zero effort in school. When asked about why he refuses to mingle around with others, he replied that he thinks Chinese is a superior language and hence doesn't bother improving his English to better interact with us. Now, part of me and my classmates has already given up and can't care less about him. The thing is, would it be the correct thing to inform the teachers of his attitudes and intentions "studying" here?

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STUDENT: EDUCATION SYSTEM IN S’PORE IS TOO COMPETITIVE AND STRESSFUL

As a Singaporean student, we spend at least 6-7 of hours in school per day. And then we start to add up co-curricular activities, one could easily be spending 11-12 hours in school, twice or thrice a week. The rest of the days in a week where we get to be released in the afternoon (say 2 or 3pm), it will (quite often) be taken up by supplementary classes, meetings or consultations with teachers. I start to find myself lacking time to even relax or take a breather. Singapore's education may be one of the best, but at the midst of it, i've felt so much stress, competition and suppression, to the extent that life kind of lost it's meaning for me.

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