The reputation of our teachers and education system is so high abroad that our teachers are in demand to impart our teaching skills and methodology to other countries including the US, Philippines, Chile, Netherland and Saudi Arabia.
NIE director Lee Sing Kong said, ‘the achievements of Singaporean students have been noticed internationally. “There must be something right in the way our teachers are prepared.”’
He is right and wrong at the same time. What is the point of our students being good academically but cannot be translated to skills that are in demand in the industries? Even in Singapore, they are only good as civil servants. In the commercial world, they are at best good at middle management level. Even at that level they are being replaced by foreigners from third world countries. The CEO jobs are unlikely positions for the products of the Singapore system. I think we would be better in producing unthinking robots.
And our people have an international reputation of being daft. And that is probably the main reason why so many foreign talents are here to help them and the country to grow and progress. Maybe the Singapore education is only good at producing students with good academic results but dysfunctional at work. All plain daft, good on paper but cannot perform.
The more I think about it, the more silly the situation is. Products of the best and very expensive education system, with the best facilities, but useless to the commercial world except the public service when there is little competition from foreigners. And more shitting on the heads of daft Sinkies.