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SINGAPOREANS PRAISE PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG

Netizens participating in a discussion of the National Day Rally speech organised on Facebook by government feedback unit REACH yesterday lauded Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s comments about valuing those with lower academic qualifications and enhancing the career prospects of non-graduates.

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SCHOOL TEACHERS GAVE UP READING LOCAL NEWSPAPERS?

WHEN I had lunch with two secondary school teachers recently, I was taken aback when both admitted they did not read newspapers. The Straits Times was not part of their daily reading diet, and they were ignorant of the Forum pages. I had expected these teachers of English and literature to take a keener interest in what was happening around them, so that they could disseminate more informed knowledge and wisdom to their students.

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MOE TEACHER JAILED & CANED FOR MOLESTING 8 YR OLD GIRL STUDENT

During a weekend tuition class, a teacher asked one of the pupils to go to the back of the room to do some reading. He followed the eight-year-old girl, made her stand next to him and touched her private parts through her clothes, while the other pupils continued with their work, oblivious to what had happened. On Tuesday, the former primary school teacher, 27, was sentenced to a year in jail and three strokes of the cane, after pleading guilty to molesting the child on Oct 19 last year.

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NTU introduces changes to grading system

Starting from Academic Year 2014, freshmen can automatically exclude up to six courses for Grade Point Average (GPA) computation, if they do not attain a pass for their first attempt in their first year. They will retake the exams for those exempted courses and the grade for the second attempt will then be used to compute the student’s GPA. These changes was made to ease the freshmen’s transition into university.

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TEACHER CHEATS STUDENT OF $4,000

CLAIMING that a needy student needed to borrow money, a former secondary school teacher tricked one of his students into handing over $4,000. But the needy student never existed, and the man took the money for himself. Low Yiming was yesterday jailed for four months for cheating his former student on three occasions in 2011.

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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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MOE JC TEACHER JAILED FOR SEX WITH 14 YR OLD BOY HE MET ON FB

A junior college teacher who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy he befriended on Facebook was jailed for 25 months yesterday. Physics teacher Paul Tan Sze Aik, 37, admitted to three charges with three other offences, including having obscene films, taken into consideration during sentencing.

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MOE FORCED ME TO SEND MY DAUGHTER FOR 16 HRS OF TUITION EVERY WEEK

My daughter is in Primary 6 this year. She already has 4 tutors for English, Math, Science and Chinese. She has 2 lessons with them each week, which takes up a lot of her time, and a lot of our family time together. Every weekday evening, she has to sit in for tuition classes after dinner, so by the time she finishes tuition, it’s already 9pm. She still has to do her homework for the next day, so by the time we get her to bed, it’s around 10 plus or 11 o’clock. And to think she has to be in school by 7.30am! I’m writing in because I’m not happy that our education system has forced our children into this kind of tuition culture.

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NTU MOE PRC SCHOLAR: I WANT TO APPLY FOR SINGAPORE PR TO BUY HDB FLAT

Due to the abrupt change in government policies, he was not invited to apply for Singapore PR upon graduation as was the norm in the past. Mr Weng is desperate to obtain a Singapore PR so that he can marry his long-time girlfriend and buy a resale HDB flat in Singapore. Singapore PR is a prized ‘catch’ for many foreigners working in Singapore not only because it helps them to find a well-paying job, they are able to use it to purchase a resale HDB flat which they can monetize eventually for a hefty profit after they leave Singapore.

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