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Singapore – some thoughts on scholarships for foreigners

Anyway - so what's the deal behind the freebie scholarships to foreign students? It seems a great idea to attract foreign talent - and after all we shouldn't forget the Singapore is a city founded by migrants. But I think it is seriously flawed - no one seems to ask the question - why would they want to remain here? With a good education and no ties to this nation - family or history - they would be better off traveling overseas to greener pastures. Does anyone keep track of the number of foreign scholars that actually do stay and settle in Singapore?

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EXPAT JOB-SEEKERS TRYING THEIR LUCK

Foreign professionals can apply for jobs while visiting Singapore. But their visit passes may not be extended by the authorities if the job prospects are unclear, according to the Manpower Ministry's website. Mr Satish Bakhda, chief operating officer at recruitment consultancy Rikvin, said that he has been seeing more such young people coming from countries such as Britain, India and the Philippines. "Unemployment in Britain is slightly higher, and salaries here are comparable," he explained.

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NUS ex-law professor went to jail for 5 months for nothing

The prosecution also has no right of appeal against Justice Woo’s decision to acquit Tey. They can take the case to the Court of Appeal only on points of law of public interest.A spokesman for NUS said Tey can petition for reinstatement to get his job back but the university will hold its own inquiry into the case if he does. And now that he is no longer guilty and free to speak his mind, Tey reiterated on the day of his acquittal that the “sex-for-favours” case against him was politically motivated right from the beginning.

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More nationality-based prejudice, IPS survey finds

There is a growing discomfort across nationalities, even as comfort levels across race and religion appear to have largely remained the same, a survey has found. Some 32.1 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed felt that prejudice based on nationality has become more widespread now compared to five years ago, and this is more so than the increase in other types of prejudices such as race, age or religion.

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Singapore Govt gives tuition grants of $210 million a year to foreign students

MOE said that the Govt gives tuition grants of $210 million a year to foreign students. It said that most of the foreign students who received grant have been “contributing to our economy”. Most of the grant recipients have been working and are contributing to our economy, while some did not start work immediately as they had deferred their bonds to pursue further studies. Actions will be taken against those who default on their obligations.

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