Education

QS ranking downright shady and unethical
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On Thursday (8 June), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was named Asia’s top university in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, surpassing the National University of Singapore (NUS). NTU is also ranked 11th in the world, ranking above other notable institutions such Read More

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What do university rankings mean?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “NTU overtakes NUS in latest QS university rankings” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 8). It states that “Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was on Thursday (Jun 8) named Asia’s top university in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, surpassing Read More

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Primary 1 maths question puzzles netizens
By Yasmeen Published on by Yasmeen 0

A Primary 1 question posted yesterday on Hardwarezone Forum by ‘AlmondShell’ not only left netizens puzzled, but most also gave up answering the puzzle. The bonus question, worth four marks, required students to fill in the correct numbers in the empty circles to complete Read More

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NUS offers alumni to take modules with first year free
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

NUS Alumni can now enjoy the opportunity to take up to a maximum of two modules over a 3-year period from 1 August 2017 to 30 July 2020. This opportunity to study will be offered for free during the first year, and in Read More

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SIM University (UniSIM) to be renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) from 17 March
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

SIM University (UniSIM) is renamed the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) with effect from Friday (17 March) as part of its restructuring into Singapore’s sixth Autonomous University (AU). Commenting on the renaming, Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Ong Ye Kung, said Read More

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NUS maintains top place for 2nd year in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The National University of Singapore (NUS) maintains its place as the top university in Asia, Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017 announced on Thursday (16 Mar). NUS held the position in 2016 for the first time since the category was introduced in 2013, overtaking Read More

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Ong Ye Kung: Singapore’s education system going through “overwhelming adjustment”
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung stated that while there have been no major shake-ups to its infrastructure in the wake of Budget 2017, the Singapore’s education system is going through an “overwhelming adjustment” to prepare the young for a changing Read More

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Affiliated schools to reserve 20 percent of seats for non-affiliated students
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng stated that all affiliated secondary schools in the Republic will have to reserve 20 percent of its Secondary One places for incoming students who do not have any affiliation priority from 2019. According to the Minister, the Read More

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SIT and UniSIM to offer new programs to allow students alternate studying and working
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

SIM University (UniSIM) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will offer new degree programs to allow undergraduates to alternate between studying and working. The program will start on the second half of this year. About 65 places would be available under the SkillsFuture Read More

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Result of GCE A-Level released, down slightly from last year
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Results of Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) Examination was released today (24 Feb), a joint press release from the MOE and SEAB informed. 12,538 students sat for the 2016 GCE A-Level Examination as school candidates. 11,612, or 92.6%, received Read More

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