Tag Archives: Scholars

SPH Removed From Straits Times Index

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be removed from the Straits Times Index (STI). This move comes after SPH’s share price has been steadily declining, even after current CEO Ng Yat Chung took over the helm. SPH will be replaced by Mapletree Industrial Trust.

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S’PORE IS FINISHED IF WE CONTINUE TO USE BOOK SMART SCHOLARS AS MINISTERS

I have more working experience than most of the ministars. To survive in the private sectors. One need to be smart and clever to survive many bullets and sabohing colleagues. Our system is focusing on getting ministars who are only good in studies and never work one day in the private sectors depending on their own efforts to get the job. How many of them ever went for interviews 2-3 times to sell their skills and getting that job?

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SHATTERING MYTHS ABOUT SCHOLARS, SMARTS AND RESPECT

Defenders of the scholarship system insist that if scholars fly, it is because their A-level results and the hoops they went through to win scholarships turn out to be accurate predictors of their workplace contributions; non-scholars' allegations of unfairness are just masking the fact that they are genuinely not as able. Certainly, some of the strengths that won them their scholarships, combined with the exposure and confidence imbued by a good overseas education, do translate into superior workplace performance. But it would be disingenuous to ignore systemic reasons why scholars are unfairly favoured when they start work.

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CAN OUR ELITE SCHOLARS PERFORM WELL IN THEIR JOBS?

Forty years ago, your education level opened the doors, determined your starting pay when you entered the job market. After that, it was up to you, up to your abilities to determine how fast you rose, how much you earned. If you were good at what you did, it did not matter whether you had a degree. Not having one did not hold you back. Then, the govt made a big deal out of scholarship and scholars. After that, it did not matter whether you could do the job, whether you could really think at a higher level. It all depended on how many A’s you had.

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Are our Ministers and Generals really scholars?

I continue to be amused by the word “Scholar” being used freely in social media, including TRE, whenever reference is made to our ministers and generals, especially those who were educated at taxpayers’ expense through scholarships. None of them deserve the accolade as none of them were or are scholars.

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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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