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POINTLESS TO HAVE SO MANY UNIVERSITIES IN SINGAPORE?

We used to have Singapore University and Nantah. Now we have University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore Management University, USIM, SUTD, SIT, Yale Singapore Joint Campus and many others in the private sector joining here and there. What is the purpose of so many universities? Is it not the official view telling students there is no need for a university education when such a thought goes against the need for more and more universities?

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SMU and SAF Deepen Ties with Partnership on Continuing Education

In January this year, the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officiated a partnership whereby SMU will sponsor up to 20 postgraduate scholarships per year for retiring SAF personnel, for a period of three years, through the SMU Warriors Scholarship programme. The scholarships, which are multi-disciplinary and cover up to 18 postgraduate programmes at the University, are bond-free. 14 scholarships have been awarded to date.

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HO KWON PING: THE NEXT 50 YEARS IN SINGAPORE POLITICS

Singapore achieved its enviable, probably unrivalled record of incorruptibility largely because Mr Lee Kuan Yew set a tone of governance which equated to an almost ascetic personal lifestyle. If future political leaders become blase about corruption, accepting it perhaps as part of the general cynicism of the New Normal, and value their occupation as similar to that of the well-paid investment bankers against whom their pay is benchmarked, rather than as an almost-sacred mission, then Singapore indeed will no longer be exceptional.

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CLASSIC M1 TV COMMERCIAL “DEYYY MUMBAI DAH! INDIA!”

Yesterday, we shared on our Facebook Page a funny M1 TV commercial that was aired in 2007. We have been informed by our fans that the Indian comedian in the commercial is Mr Vadivalagan Shanmuga. He is now a Deputy Public Prosecutor & State Counsel in Attorney General's Chambers.

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WHY SMU iCITY LABORATORY RECRUITS MOSTLY PRC INTERNS?

I chanced across SMU-TCS iCity Lab and noticed that the interns are mainly PRC students. The lab is a joint venture of SMU and an IT company from India. Of the 8 interns, 6 seemed to be from PRC, except the last 2. Why don’t give more internship to our locals? What about the other nationalities?

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1-YEAR PRIVATE DEGREES PROGRAMMES LACK QUALITY?

Therefore, I find it hard to comprehend what can be achieved from private degree programmes that can be completed in as short as a year. Even a junior college education, which prepares students for university, needs two years. A polytechnic education takes three years.

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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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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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