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Famous theatre-maker advocated for release of result after almost never getting his O level result due to owed school fees

Famous theatre-maker advocated for release of result after almost never getting his O level result due to owed school fees

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW HAVE UNPAID SCHOOL FEES 1. I would consider myself as an average student when it comes to academic results. As a child all the way to my adolescent years, I ensure that I [...]

Reminiscence of a Singaporean growing up in underpriviledged condition

Reminiscence of a Singaporean growing up in underpriviledged condition

He's not wrong in some ways. My family was on the lower income side (around $2.5-2.8k I think, for a family of 4 - actually, five as I have a half brother) and aside from frequently missing [...]

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school fees and return result slip to students

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school fees and return result slip to students

(sent via email) Dear Mr Ong Ye Kung Minister for education 28 Nov 2019 Re: Withholding of examination result slip due to unpaid school fees Thanks for your efforts in ensuring that all [...]

Discrimination faced by a needy child on FAS scheme

Discrimination faced by a needy child on FAS scheme

A child with limited resources (a.k.a. poor/FAS kid) in a primary school will have her pride crumpled many times over through the 6 years of school. Looking left and right on the first day of [...]

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

I went through 2 years’ training at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and did extremely well, getting A’s and B’s for all my theory & practical courses, including: *ICT for [...]

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Hi Zul, I graduated from Hwa Chong (8 distinctions), has honours degree from NUS in Engineering, and had 3 years’ experience as a corporate trainer prior to joining MOE as a trainee [...]

Truth about Singapore Management University: Elitist, muggerish and overcompetitive

Truth about Singapore Management University: Elitist, muggerish and overcompetitive

  Hi, I have graduated from SMU for almost three years. To be honest, I don’t have any sentimental or nostalgic feelings for  the school. Rather, I feel detached. Truthfully, the [...]

Political reasons why our government restricting graduate enrolment?

Political reasons why our government restricting graduate enrolment?

WikiLeaks news  revealed last month that only 23% of  Singaporean students entering primary school will ever complete a 4-year tertiary education.   Even though the report was out in early [...]

The Charade Of Meritocracy

The Charade Of Meritocracy

THE legitimacy of the Singaporean government is  predicated on the idea of a meritocratic technocracy. A tiny number of career civil servants play a leading role in setting policy within their [...]

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

Is our meritocratic educational system a failure?

As I sat in the Café Galilee sipping my mocha latte at the Bishan library the other day, I couldn't  help but wondered if the students studying frantically for their exams are wasting their [...]

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

This article first appeared here on 28 Sep 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Much has been written about how   our young children suffer from too much tuition and enrichment lessons once they  [...]

To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

By PAM BELLUCK, The New York Times Jan 20, 2011 Taking a test is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and [...]

Are NUS/NTU Graduates Creative Enough?

Are NUS/NTU Graduates Creative Enough?

  NUS and NTU are Singapore's leading Universities. Their graduates are locally very respected in Singapore. No doubt, they have studied long and hard. Yet, I have cause to wonder, are these [...]

Unfair study fees – prove me wrong

Unfair study fees – prove me wrong

Monday, December 27, 2010 Unfair study fees - prove me wrong (Update 27/12) From a reader's response, the table is a portray of the types of category a student falls under. By default a [...]

Singapore’s educational system sets high standards but inhibits innovation

Singapore’s educational system sets high standards but inhibits innovation

Blowin' In The Wind Singapore has a government-run education system geared to provide manpower for business and industry. It has a “strong focus on mathematics, science and technical skills”. [...]

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