Opinion

Singapore’s top universities halt student exchange programmes to Hong Kong; netizens agree with the move

After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a travel advisory to all Singaporeans to defer any non-essential travel to Hong Kong last week, three major universities in the country have now decided to stop the student exchange programmes with their Hong Kong counterparts. It is said that students at National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and …

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Indian PMET lady thinks there is strong demand for talents in privilege banking in Singapore

An Indian PMET lady submitted a writing to eFinancialCareers.com seeking advice to work in Singapore. eFinancialCareers is a global financial markets career site for investment banking, asset management and securities professionals, operated by DHI Group, a US public listed company that operates a network of global job search and news websites. The Indian lady said she is a “mass-affluent banker” …

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Confusion between Summary Writing (Preci’s) and Paraphrasing in secondary schools and junior colleges

by Ganesamoorthy Subramaniam Traditionally, the term used for teaching Summary Writing Skills in schools and junior colleges the world over has been the term ‘Preci’s‘ that literally means ‘Precision’, ie “to say in fewer than one-third of the words what’s intended by the author of the passage.” It’s ironical that in recent years, our schools and junior colleges have been …

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Man claims foreign students are given easier university entrance exams compared to local students – But is it the case?

A man named Joshua Loke posted on the Facebook page of United Singaporean alleging People’s Action Party (PAP) for favouring foreign students by giving them easier exam papers compared to the locals for the University Entrance Examinations (UEE). “So the PAPPIE Daniel Ng told me to look up the sample admission paper used to admit foreigners into our local universities. …

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An honest reply to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung (from outside Parliament)

by Kok Ming Cheang As a true-blue Pioneer citizen who have lived through the era of our founding fathers, just reading the reported Parliamentary debate between Education Minister Ong Ye Kung and Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera and MP Png Eng Huat, tells me that the Ministry of Education has a mountain of information to hide …

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