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JAY CHOU CONCERT TICKET SCAMMERS ONLY GOT PROBATION FOR CHEATING

Is there no such thing as hard work anymore? Two tertiary students were yesterday sentenced to 21 months probation for cheating their victims in a scam involving a Jay Chou concert. They apparently worked together to cheat 11 people a total of $7,670. One is from NTU, while another is from SIM. Between the two, they had only one valid ticket, but they hatched a scam to print bogus tickets, taking advantage of Jay Chou fans who were looking for the sold out tickets. Both are university students, which means academically, they could not be doing too badly for themselves. Why stoop to scamming people of their money, only these two young men can answer.

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POLY GRAD WITH NEAR PERFECT GPA REJECTED BY NUS, NTU & SMU

I'm currently a poly grad who graduated with a 3.93 GPA, bronze medalist in Business. Applied to NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT and UniSim. However, was only accepted by SIT. I do not intend to accept my place in SIT as I am aiming for the top 3 Us. I also do not intend to start work. Am terribly distraught and wondered what went wrong as I'm sure I've met all pre-requisites and have a fairly impressive portfolio with better than decent O level grades.

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ALMOST HALF OF LOCAL UNI STUDENTS ARE FOREIGNERS?

It states that “The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revealed that last year’s local university intake had the highest ever proportion of polytechnic graduates at nearly 34 per cent, up from 24.7 per cent in 2011.” NUS has 34% international students? Isn’t it a coincidence that the percentage of international students at NUS is also 34 per cent, according to Times Higher Education?

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REAL STARTING SALARIES FOR UNI GRADS DROPS 5% IN LAST 8 YEARS?

Individuals who graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2015 had a gross monthly pay of S$3,468, compared to S$3,333 in 2014. Meanwhile, the median gross monthly salary among fresh graduates employed in full-time permanent employment was S$3,300 in 2015, compared to S$3,200 from two years ago, the survey showed.” Since inflation was about 25 per cent from 2007 (CPI 79.65) to 2015 (CPI 99.5) – does it mean that in real terms – their starting salaries declined by about -5 per cent (25 – 20%) in the last eight years?

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30% OF GRADUATES UNEMPLOYED, 30% EARN LESS THAN $2,000?

The Singapore Institute of Technology reported a gross mean monthly salary of $3,010″ – what may perhaps be interesting to note is that some of the private universities may be giving more statistics than the public universities. For example – “At JCU, its survey of students who graduated at the end of 2013 and in 2014 found that more than seven in 10 were settled in jobswithin six months. About half had salaries of between $2,001 and $3,000, and about 30 per cent made less than $2,000 a month”. Does this mean that about 30 per cent were unemployed?

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LIFE BEING AN EDUCATED MALAY MINORITY IN SINGAPORE

I am a local university student who happens to be Malay. When i was in school, my chinese cliques would often ask me if I'm truly Malay. This is because I've been consistently on the Deans list and this to them is pretty unheard of. During a taxi ride conversation once, I was met with absolute surprise when i mentioned about my desire to do a PhD upon graduation. The taxi driver asked me if I'm truly malay and whether my family would support this given that "most Malays like to marry young".

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PAP LIED ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF FOREIGN STUDENTS IN LOCAL UNI NUS AND NTU

Out of 100 Singaporeans qualified for university, 35 have been deprived of places and given to foreign students. The PAP misrepresented by saying 20% are foreign students. The latest university ranking exercise by London-based Times Higher Education (THE) has raised questions about the exact composition of local and international students in Singapore universities....

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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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