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6/26/2009

Fake degrees in the Education Hub

We want to be the premier education hub of Asia. We want to attract hundreds of thousands of foreign students here to pursue their studies. We had a spate of frauds coming from the private school providers. Now we have more revelations of fake degrees being offered over the years, undetected. Undetected!!! My god! Could all these be avoided? Is it so difficult to weed them out before they even enrol the students? It cannot be that difficult than sending man to the moon. Alas, the squeaky clean and administratively efficient state is now no better than a third world country. How could we be an international education hub when such simple frauds like accreditation from reputable institutions can get pass so easily? It is definitely a case of negligent, no one or organisation being assigned to administer it. Another equivalent of selling toxic products. Come on Singapore, you can do much better than this, to allow such blatant frauds to exist right under your nose, Terribly disappointing. Exactly like the motor insurance fraud. Nobody's child, nobody's problem. Not my problem. Soon we will be known as an island of super first world infrastructure but operated by third world conmen and tricksters. This is a reputation we cannot afford to live with. Rip Van Winkle is still enjoying his nice nap.

3 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

"Rip Van Winkle is still enjoying his nice nap."

Funny you should say this. I was passing by a class room in a private school to see the principal whom I know when I saw something that dumbfounded me.

Half of the class of PRC girls were sleeping while the teacher was lecturing. When I asked my friend about this, he told me that these girls, although students by day, worked in KTV lounges at night. Now I know where the lounges recruit their foreign talent. Or, is it the other way round?

Anonymous said...

Shall I just say that Singaporeans had been too trusting of everything Singapore and Singaporeans.

There are blind loyalty, blind faith, blind trust and blind all things for a long time.

Some have woken, some are waking and many are still blind.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Who is to blame? Some wanted a degree in a year and they got it.
Some feel that three years getting a degree is too long, so they go for the shortest route. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what they are getting in the end.

Lost Citizen