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No evidence first-class graduates are better workers

It was stated in “How to get a job at Google” (Feb 24) that Google had found grade point averages to be “worthless as a criteria for hiring”. This should be a wake-up call for parents who search for tutors the moment their children enter Primary 1. The common wisdom among parents is that a child should go to university, get a good education, find a job and be financially successful. In this age of technology and smartphones, this concept may be outdated.

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NUS rolls out ‘grade-free’ system for its freshmen

In a bold move by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to reduce the obsession with grades, how its freshmen perform in exams may no longer count in their final mark. The initiative, already in place at its medical school, will be rolled out in phases to other faculties, which could include law and engineering, from as early as this year, revealed NUS president Tan Chorh Chuan.

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