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Why NUS trains up IT students from Myanmar when so many local IT PMETs are jobless?

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NUS Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis Preview Talk in Yangon, Myanmar
Date: 25 Nov 2012
Time: 17:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Venue: Summit Parkview Hotel
Address: 350 Ahlone Road, Dagon Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
 
 
Follow you dream… and go far in the IT world

The Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme at the Institute of Systems Science

of the National University of Singapore is a 13-month programme designed for IT graduates

to advance their careers and for non-IT graduates to carve out new career paths.

Programme Highlights

·         Fast track skills programme to enable entry and development in Singapore

IT industry

·         Established internship programme with IT firms to provide head start in career

·         Career Services to access latest job opportunities

Who should attend

·         IT professionals looking to enhance domain knowledge and skills for career

advancement

·         Non-IT graduates looking for proven channel into IT sector

·         Individuals looking to start an IT business or seeking employment

http://www.iss.nus.edu.sg/GraduateProgrammes/EventCalendar/RegisterEvent/tabid/263/id/18/Default.aspxEditor’s

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Editor’s Note: Why does NUS looks for students in Myanmar to take up their

diploma in systems analysis when so many of our own local IT PMETs

are still jobless? Do they want to create more competition for us in our

own country? Will these foreign students be given scholarship, a study

allowance and later  PR status as well so that they can rob us of our jobs?

What kind of government will do that to their own people?!

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13 Responses to “Why NUS trains up IT students from Myanmar when so many local IT PMETs are jobless?”

  1. David says:

    It is a fact that NS for Singaporean while Jobs & Courses are for foreigners such as SPR.

  2. jj@39 says:

    I have attended the NUS Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis Preview Talk held in SG.

    http://www.iss.nus.edu.sg/GraduateProgrammes/EventCalendar/RegisterEvent/tabid/263/id/17/Default.aspx

    i told the professor i’m interested in the course but i only have graduate diploma in logistics, specialist diploma in retail from NYP plus IT cert from A*Star. I was rejected immediately on the spot. The professor said i must have a degree regardless what kind of degree it is. Well, no degree no talk.

    From the namelist, about 15-20 persons register but only 5-6 persons turned up. I think i could be the only Sporean at the preview talk. The other Chinese guy looks like he is from PRC. The rest who turned up are Burmese.

    The ISS staff also mentioned about their plan of starting a part-time NUS Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis in the future. I think they also want to generate more income.

    Whether will one get employment after graduation or not is also questionable, if there are already so many jobless IT PMET in SG. i had a friend who graduated from this NUS Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis course years, he also had a hard time searching for IT jobs. He advised me to consider twice before signing up for it but he also knew that ISS would rejected my application as i’m not degree holder despite i have a graduate diploma.

    i always though it’s consider something good if a Sporean can study in NUS/NTU. For me, i think that’s a impossible dream. Well, no degree no talk.

  3. jj@39 says:

    Correction -

    The rest who turned up should be Burmese, Filipino etc based on their appearances & accent.

  4. Robert says:

    Probably, NUS has to look for foreign applicants from Myanmar because very few Singaporeans wants to enrol for the course.

    Info-comm is a sunset industry. It is also one of the most unpopular courses in the polytechnics nowadays. It has one of the highest cut-off points (easiest entry requirement)as compared to the rest of the courses.

    Many people are tech-savvy nowadays. It is just too common to have an IT diploma/degree. It’s nothing great telling someone that you work as a software engineer/IT manager. Probably, a teacher/lawyer/doctor/architect/psychologist would gain more respect from people.

    If anyone wants to work in the info-comm industry, it’s better to work in the public sector. It’s difficult to compete with the many cheaper and younger FTs( on EP/WP/SP from India, China, Philipines) competing for jobs in the private sector. An above 35 years old IT professional is considered ‘over the hill’ if he does not constantly upgrade himself to keep up with the latest trends/developments in the info-comm industry

    With a very technical resume, once a middle-age IT professional is retrenched, it would be tough for him/her to make a career switch to another industry(eg admin/marketing/banking/business etc).

    Some may have to settle for blue collar jobs such as security guards and taxi-drivers in order to make ends meet if they lose their jobs in the 40s.

  5. jj@39 says:

    @Robert, you could be right.

    How many degree holders would want to spent money & time studying a 13 months fulltime graduate diploma course? If he is a working adult, where to find time to study? If he is a jobless adult, where to find money to study?

    Just like any other edu recruitment presentation, the ISS staff also showed us the edu path. Master degree is the next level after the graduate diploma. Seeing so few ppl turned up, they also knew it’s time to start part-time NUS Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis in the future.

    I think ISS also want to recruit more students & generate more income in order to keep the faculty running. If not, all the teaching & non-teaching staff will be retrench. This Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis is not cheap too. It costs $7000+. Better think twice.

    Whether is F/T or P/T course, i also not qualified for it coz i’m not a degree holder.

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  8. Sal says:

    As long you are a graduate from Burma, India, PRC, Phillipine and etc you can enroll in this course. Maybe we should buy a degree from these countries and then enroll in the Graduate Diploma course in NUS/NTU?….how about mature/experience students category

  9. jj@39 says:

    Non-IT graduates can apply, applicants will take aptitude test & interview by a professor for this GDipSA.

    Even if you are accepted but if you have no strong programming knowledge or experience, high chances you will be kickout after first semester.

    Quite some negative feedbacks found on the internet for this GDipSA.

  10. Ex-ISS says:

    Two other questions to be answered are “How many foreigner talents are employed to deliver such courses at ISS?” and “How many Singaporean graduates had applied to study such courses in ISS over the last 10 years?

  11. Ezzies says:

    Once my cousin who was graduate from University of Leed apply for NUS 1(part time) master course. He was rejected without a reason.

    It is a shame that Singapore leading uni is rejecting its own people. It is a shame that Singapore govt has fail and rob their own people. The minister would rather for a protocol at “Lee commands” then spoke up on behalf of the people.

    Can a government blame the next generation for being ungrateful? I think Sin govt has a lot to learn.

  12. ISS says:

    NUS ISS so desperate? LOL
    Those who don’t get in this GDipSA course, you don’t miss out anything. You can get better training elsewhere. Just few months of honeymoon for me and I don’t consider working as a fresh IT at 36 becoz you WILL BE tekkan by FT IT ‘professionals’ if you enter this field.

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