2/09/2012

NUS is going to raise the quality of its degrees

It was only a couple of years back when NUS raised its tuition fees. Today there are calling for another raise. And since the quality of education is closely related to the quality of tuition fees, the percentage of fee hike will see an equivalent improvement in quality. As they said, cheap is never good, and you want quality you will have to pay for it. At the rate NUS is improving its standard, soon it will be among the top 10 universities in world rankings.
The only thing that I am concerned is the daft sinkie students. Would they be able to move up together with the university rankings? If the university goes to the top 10, would the quality of Sinkie graduates also go up to the top 10?
NUS is now ranked among the better half of the top 100 universities in the world. Unfortunately the employers are still looking to hiring better graduates from lower ranked universities elsewhere. Are our students getting a good deal, paying too much for too little?
I still think value for money will be to send our daft Sinkie students to India and Philippines for their university education. Cheap and good and they will all turn out to be top management material. Pay less for more. The Indian and Filipino graduates are in demand and will beat any NUS graduate hands down when employment suitability is concerned.
Sinkie parents must think about the rate of returns before paying their children’s tuition fees.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prease dun make my toes laugh.

Anonymous said...

I am sure all Alumni of NUS feeling very happy and proud now since the value of their paper just got inflated a bit more. I sincerely hope , their salary can also be raised since the value of their alma mater has been elevated.

Anonymous said...

(Quote)soon it will be among the top 10 universities in world rankings.(Unquote)
If it was among the top 10, there's still at least 1 of the HK U is above (better than) NUS. NUS should strive for better than all HK U.

Anonymous said...

You believe in such ranking? Do you know how did the ranking come? LOL

Feifan Chang said...

Education for all is the right of every one.
The education is the basic key for the development of any nation / country .
With out education no revolution can be successful to build the nation.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Feifan Chang, welcome to the blog. Education is a kind of liberation. But some educational system did the reverse to imprison the mind.

Matilah_Singapura said...

> > Unfortunately the employers are still looking to hiring better graduates from lower ranked universities elsewhere.

I think educational qualifications count in the recruitment process, however new employees still have to pass the interview/ selection process.

So I don't think it is the NUS name, which I understand is quite good.

Anonymous said...

Is NUS turning into another ATM?