Tag Archives: education

WHEN PAP SAY U DUN NEED A DEGREE, U BETTER GET ONE

The PAP is bent on having less university graduates in the workforce. Last year, Khaw Boon Wan, MND minister turned ‘nutritionist’, advised against having a degree because “you can’t eat it”. The PAP is saying it is unable to create sufficient jobs requiring a degree in the next few years. Without a degree, how are Singaporeans to compete globally? The PAP has given crap advice which no other government would. The PAP is no longer trusted by an increasing number of Singaporeans.

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CAN OUR ELITE SCHOLARS PERFORM WELL IN THEIR JOBS?

Forty years ago, your education level opened the doors, determined your starting pay when you entered the job market. After that, it was up to you, up to your abilities to determine how fast you rose, how much you earned. If you were good at what you did, it did not matter whether you had a degree. Not having one did not hold you back. Then, the govt made a big deal out of scholarship and scholars. After that, it did not matter whether you could do the job, whether you could really think at a higher level. It all depended on how many A’s you had.

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WORLD CUP WINNING GERMAN FOOTBALL TEAM IS LIKE SG EDUCATION SYSTEM?

In contrast, I wonder what Andy Chen, the ST deputy editor who compared Germany’s recent success to Singapore’s education system will say to Singapore’s very own Goal 2010 – the exciting aim to get the Lions to appear in their first World Cup Finals ever. Did our education system produce a nation of quitters who dissipate at the first sight of failure instead of carrying on the goal the manner we would expect from people who went through a ‘rigorous education system that should be celebrated’?

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15 KUNGFUS TO MASTER AND SURVIVE UNIVERSITY IN SG

I was in school last Saturday to help out for a University Tea Session (where they show students why they should accept the university offer) and I saw a flashback of myself four years ago. University is a privilege not a right, and these few years will change your life. I learnt many lessons and I’m listing fifteen (I started with ten, then my fingers couldn’t stop haha) specifically crafted for university students.

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The life we want is for us to choose

There’s a deep problem in Singapore that surfaces time and again in the news. How can a country as well-educated, wealthy and well-exposed as Singapore still struggle with encouraging happiness, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity as a way of life amongst its people? I look at my peers, the younger generation, the elders before me and I see our potential for greatness. But so many of us settle for merely a “good enough” — a “ok lah”, “like-that-lor” — sort of path. We have so much going for us and yet so many of us have somehow talked ourselves only into seeing the barriers ahead rather than the spaces in between that we can navigate through to get to the other side.

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Puthucheary scoffs at NMP Lien’s free education idea

Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MP Janil Puthucheary poured scorn on Mr Lien’s proposal to offer free basic education to Singaporean children from 3 to 18 years old. The Malaysia-born Dr Puthucheary, who famously equated saving childrens’ lives in KK Hospital as a pediatrician to serving National Service, said: I listened in interest to Mr Lien’s suggestions. He called for free education while acknowledging that much of the education is currently at very low cost. Free education is not free. It’s very, very expensive to the society as a whole, to those societies that deliver free education, there is a very high taxation burden and it drives behaviour for individuals to seek private education.

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