Daily Archives: 2013-03-23

MOE 2012 Graduate Employment Survey

By Terry Xu The 2012 Graduate Employment Survey (GES) data of university graduates’ starting pay was published by Ministry of Education yesterday. Once again, the MSM paints a happy overall picture proclaiming that over 90% of the 2012 cohort were employed.  The data which was particularly highlighted was the survey data from Singapore Management University (SMU), which shows a high figure of …

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Independent Audit to Scrutinise Fresh Grads Employment Figures

By Lim CJ I refer to Over 90% of fresh grads from 2012 cohort employed. The startling revelation of this news article was that their starting salaries were above $3000. While it might be true for graduates in pharmacy, law, medicine and architect, the reverse cannot be said for the students of the other disciplines. Each job vacancy can attract more …

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Defendants should be free to choose

By Richard Woo It appears there is no legal enactment prohibiting a defendant from employing a Queen’s Counsel (QC) to represent him/her in a court in Singapore. The presiding judge, however, has the power to decline a request from the defendant for a QC if the judge thinks that the case is “not sufficiently complex” for engagement of a QC. …

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Graduates’ real starting salaries minus 0.4% p.a. last 6 years?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Over 90% of fresh grads from 2012 cohort employed” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar 22). Salary increased? It states that “The median gross monthly salary for those in full-time permanent employment was S$3,050. The mean gross monthly salary for this group was S$3,260.” $2,700 in 2006? According to Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) ClassAct Issue 51, June 2007, “NTU …

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