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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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5 MAJOR FACTS ABOUT SINGAPORE THAT EVERY SINGAPOREAN SHOULD UNDERSTAND

Lately there has been an ongoing trend of Singaporeans lashing out at the government, voicing out unhappiness and dissatisfaction. We saw a article of how we are ranked in the top most expensive cities, we had Roy Ngerng causing a huge stir about the CPF system, we had photo comparisons of what a 3-room flat in Bishan can be like a bungalow in Pennsylvania. Many people are saying that our ministers are getting paid too high and there is a large widening gap between the rich and the poor.

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NTU ORIENTATION CAMP CANCELLED AFTER 4 FRESHMEN SUFFERED SEIZURES & HOSPITALIZED

The Nanyang Business School (NBS) Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) was cancelled two days ago — three days since it started — after several of its participants were hospitalised, having suffered seizures. The camp was due to end today. All of them, except for one with an eye infection, have since been discharged. The Nanyang Chronicle was unable to confirm if that student also suffered seizures.

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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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LOCAL ACADEMICS BEING DISCRIMINATED BY FOREIGN HEADS IN UNIVERSITIES

When I was on the job market, a bunch of NUS search committee, five of them in total, gave me “Kangaroo” interview with no intention hiring me. As I recall, the search committee was made up of foreigners, coming from China, India and elsewhere. The head of the search committee was a Chinese, who at that time was himself a recent hire. Needless to say, the committee ended up hiring a bunch of foreign newbies. The interesting thing was, the head of the search committee had no intention of building up the department at NUS. I later found out that shortly after our meeting, he quit NUS and left the country.

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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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WILL SINGAPOREAN DEGREE HOLDERS BECOME MAIDS OVERSEAS ONE DAY?

Many Singaporeans are aware that many of our Filipino helpers are degree holders in their own country. These well educated filipino helpers are willing to work as maids to escape poverty back home. Although their wages in Singapore may be deemed low, they can still manage to send money home to their families. With close to 40% of future cohorts coming out as fresh university graduates each year and competition from influx of foreign talents in Singapore, has it ever occurred to you that our degree holders may one day have to work overseas as maids if they can’t find and keep good jobs?

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NTU PRC SCHOLAR BECOMES CHINA’S NEW TECH BILLIONAIRE

In Steven’s telling, Leo planted the seeds for GG when they met for snacks. It was 2006, and both of them were foreign students at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Steven was curious about Leo because he was reputably the top WarCraft player in university, plus he ran its esports club.

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Singaporean academics are minorities in our local Universities

Asking the ministry of education for exact figures, he found that Singaporean faculty members were in a minority in some departments in the National University of Singapore, or NUS, and Nanyang Technological University, or NTU – the two main public universities. The ministry said 28% of 25 faculty members of NUS’s political science department were Singaporean. At the university’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 46% of the 82 faculty members were local citizens.

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