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MY 12-YEAR OLD HAS 16 HOURS OF TUITION A WEEK, BUT STILL NOT ENOUGH!

My daughter is still not considered “up to standard” in school, and her teachers are concerned over her results. What more can I, as a mother, do? Send her for more tuition? I would school her myself, but I don’t think I am capable enough. I’m writing in because I’m not happy that our education system has forced our children into this kind of tuition culture. It is causing them a lot of stress, and it is causing us parents a lot of money, and stress, and worry.

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BEING BULLIED BY FOREIGN STUDENTS

I am a student from one of the three local universities. To increase my professional experience, I took on an additional internship at a boutique consultancy firm. This firm specializes in the investment advisory and strategic consulting. Unfortunately, this turned out to be my worst nightmare. A Pakistani full time staff (my direct supervisor) put me through tremendous amount of verbal abuse.

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[YOUR LETTERS] COMPETITION COMMISSION OF SINGAPORE SHOULD BE SACKED

All four cinema chains have raised their ticket prices in unison. Although the cinemas do not have a government agency to look after them, the cinemas behaved as if they were transport companies acting under the Public Transport Council's Fare Review Committee where prices go up together! The cinemas' have colluded together in price fixing which put consumers like us at a disadvantage. What is the point of having more players to compete in the market when all of them can gang up, increase prices and Singaporeans are unable to do anything about it?

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PRIMARY 1 REGISTRATION PRIORITY ONLY FOR PAP-AFFILIATED COMMUNITY LEADERS?

To qualify for Phase 2B priority, community leaders in the Residents’ Committee, Neighbourhood Committee, Citizen’s Consultative Committee, Community Club Management Committee and the Community Development Council have to serve actively for at least one year prior to the P1 registration exercise. Most of the community leaders serve more than the minimum period, and they continue to serve even after their children had gained admission into the school.

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Ex-MOE teacher: Schools focus on seeking glory than teaching

Singapore’s education system is a joke. It only looks good on paper. Many of us who are or were in the system know better than those international panelists. When I was still a teacher, I was often too busy with my CCA, swimming, to effectively help my academically weaker students. Even if I wanted to, I was really too busy with all my non-teaching duties.

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SINGAPORE GIRL OFFERING SEX FOR $80-PER-SHOT TO RAISE SCHOOL FEES

A self-proclaimed Singapore girl put up an advertisement on a local portal offering sexual services at $80 ‘per shot’ as she needs money for her school fees. Besides putting her vital statistics online, she also revealed that she ‘welcomes’ all races. Having paid sex with girls under 18 years of age is a crime in Singapore and clients are advised to check their Identity Card to verify their age first before proceeding with the deal.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: SINGAPORE’S MOTHER TONGUES WILL EVOLVE

AS LIVE languages that are meant to be used, Singaporeans' mother tongues will evolve and change over time, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday. But he emphasised in a Facebook post that Singapore pays a lot of attention to languages, and the Government would do its utmost to keep mother tongue languages alive. He urged Singaporeans to write and speak these languages not just correctly, but colloquially too. "Then we will really be cool, or as we say in Mandarin: ku," he said, using the Chinese character for the word.

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FOREIGN GRADUATES ON SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT BONDS FINDING JOB HUNT TOUGH

The foreign graduates pointed out that one downside of the tightened hiring policies is that some of their peers may cite difficulty in getting jobs as an excuse to leave Singapore without serving their bonds. They asked that MOE allow them to defer their bonds if they cannot get employed. This has been done previously. In 2001, for example, non-Singaporean graduates on tuition grants could have their bonds suspended for a year if they could not get jobs upon graduation or lost their jobs.

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POLICE ARREST FOUR BOYS FOR SUSPECTED VANDALISM IN PUNGGOL

Four boys, aged between nine and 10, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon for their alleged involvement in vandalism in Punggol Field. In one case, the "O$P$" call-sign - short for "owe money, pay money" and typical of loan sharks and runners - was spray-painted on a wall, in what may be an attempt at mimicry.

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Teacher who rescued suicidal pupil honoured

EIGHT years ago, Madam Maznah Yusak received a call from a Primary 6 pupil telling her he wanted to commit suicide after a fight with his brother. "I panicked," the 56-year-old admitted. "In order to buy time, I stayed with him on the phone and made him direct me to his home." She took him to her home, along with some schoolmates, and managed to calm him down. "I think he was scared and confused, and he had anger management issues."

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