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NUS STUDENT NOW REGRETS TAKING UP GOVT SCHOLARSHIP AFTER ENJOYING ALL THE BENEFITS

Why miserable you might think. In the 4 years, I realised what I am interested in isn't really what the organisation is doing. The foolish me back then was too short sighted, focusing more on the monetary gains. If I could turn back the clock, I would definitely have not accepted it. While I am able to enjoy employment now, my heart is heavy everytime I wake up. There is no motivation, drive or passion for my work.

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NUS HAVE MONEY TO GIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOREIGN STUDENTS BUT STILL ASKS FOR DONATIONS FOR NEEDY S'PORE STUDENTS?

Received INSULTING LETTER from NUS... WTF...NUS think moi is one of 70% kumgong daft brainless sinkies? DAMN INSULTING MAN! KNN, NUS got so much money to give scholarships to thousands of f**king FTs from 3rd world countries, but got no $ to give bursary to needy sinkie students. so..NUS...GO FLY KITE LAH!

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AGO REPORT: SCHOLARS FAIL TO SERVE BOND, MOE FAILS TO PUNISH THEM & RECOVER PUBLIC FUNDS

AGO found that the Ministry of Education did not maintain adequate oversight of the NTU and NUS to ensure that recipients under a scholarship scheme who failed to serve their bonds were reminded of their scholarship obligations and liquidated damages were imposed where warranted. Total disbursements for the scholarship scheme were $36.52 million in the financial year 14/15.

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LAZY & SELFISH PRC SCHOLAR TRIES TO GAME OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

This student constantly dozes off or plays his phone in lectures and tutorials, and for several hours straight. He has been blacklisted from CCA, brought into remedial lessons, and barely made it past J1. Spoke to him a bit and asked around his social circle along with mutual friends. Seems that he is in essence, trying to game the system. He's on a govt scholarship, but when asked further, has told us he doesn't really care about the A Levels. Rather, his intent is to take the SAT and have the A Levels as a excuse to be funded for his stay here, hence the almost zero effort in school. When asked about why he refuses to mingle around with others, he replied that he thinks Chinese is a superior language and hence doesn't bother improving his English to better interact with us. Now, part of me and my classmates has already given up and can't care less about him. The thing is, would it be the correct thing to inform the teachers of his attitudes and intentions "studying" here?

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KAPLAN GIVES SG NETBALLER KIMBERLY LIM $32K SCHOLARSHIP

National netballer Kimberly Lim used to struggle with her studies as she had to work part-time supplement her single-parent family's income. The stress had become so bad at one point that she contemplated giving up netball. But her passion for the game led her to stay on, and her team went on to win the SEA Games netball gold medal this year.

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SG YOUTH: I WISH I WASN'T BORN A SINGAPOREAN

I wish I was an Indian National A*Star scholar instead of a Singaporean. If I wasn’t a Singaporean, I wouldn’t have to pay for my own school fees. I also wouldn’t have to apply for a bank loan for my tertiary studies in future like my elder brother did, even though he got 3As and 1B for his A-level results.

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A*STAR OFFERING 4 YR BOND-FREE SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIAN NATIONALS

I was looking through the scholarships portal and one particular scholarship on offer caught my eye. It is the A*STAR India Youth Scholarship which is opened only to Indian Nationals. The website only provided registration details and the list of benefits that Indian scholars would stand to gain. There was no mention of "scholars" having to serve a bond in exchange for this scholarship. If this is true, these Indian Youth Scholars would get 4 years of free education, 4 years of free allowances and many other subsidies without having to contribute back to Singapore in any way.

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PRC Scholar wants to return home to make his fortune

Chen Jian, a rail transit development research fellow at the National University of Singapore, wants to return to China to make his fortune. Chen attended the 14th Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Developing in China this week in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. The Conference is an annual event for overseas Chinese to exchange business ideas and projects. “My expertise on building information modeling will come to its own if I move back to China, given the rail transit boom,” Chen said. He launched his own engineering consultancy in Singapore in 2012, but has yet to make much money.

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Loosen curbs on foreign labour and give foreign grads on govt bonds chance to fulfil obligations?

FOREIGN graduates on Singapore government grants and scholarships are required to work here upon graduation for up to six years ("Foreign graduates on S'pore govt bonds finding job hunt tough"; April 29). However, in recent years, the Government has imposed curbs on foreign labour, with the aim of encouraging companies to consider hiring Singaporeans before turning to foreigners. Some measures include increasing the minimum salary requirements for foreign labour, making it even harder for these graduates to get jobs here.

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