Tag Archives: education

Gov’t not dissuading S’poreans from getting degrees: Heng

  In Parliament on Tuesday, some Members of Parliament (MP) raised concerns that there is a “misperception” among Singaporeans that the Government is saying a university degree no longer matters. Education Minister, Heng Swee Keat, clarified that this was not the message the Government is trying to send. “As several MPs have noted, some members of the public are asking: …

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Foreign scholars: Missing statistics?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Foreign scholars closely tracked” (ST, Feb 18). Sometimes, replies in Parliament may give you the edgy feeling that the statistics cited may not be telling you the whole story One such instance I think, was the recent reply on foreign scholars. “At least” means how many of foreign scholars that the …

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Meritocracy – without the transparency

When I asked the university to confirm that my daughter’s grades were below the cut-off point, the reply was that the ranking of results was confidential and that it was not obliged to answer my question. The university added that my daughter did not even qualify for discretionary admission. Michael Koo, letter to the Straits Tmes forum page

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Miracle education system? Solve all woes?

Students are well-educated, employable, with a sense of social responsibility, and their principals and teachers are proud of what they are doing. This system is helping to produce a competent, creative people, who are literate and well-socialised. It is also grooming leaders of tomorrow. Straits Times, on what PM Lee said about S’pore’s education system

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