4/05/2015

Education standards in Singapore universities going up again



In Singapore, you pay a price for quality. And anything that is good is expensive, priced according its quality. The SMRT is one of the best in the world. And it is so good that it is raising its fares again to match its quality of service. Fares will go up on 5 Apr 15.

Yesterday it was also announced that all the universities will be raising their fees again for the next academic year. So if you put one and one together, the quality of our universities will go up again. You pay for quality. The quality is in the price you pay. The increases range from 1% to 8% depending on the courses and the institutions. This must be good news for the students eyeing for a world class university education in Singapore. The rankings of these universities will definitely notch up a few more rungs. At the rate they are raising the quality of university education by raising the fees respectively, soon they will be better than Harvard or MIT or Cambridge and Oxford. And of course they will have equally high course fees to match.

But just be careful about job opportunities. It was reported in the media yesterday that 60% of the local professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMET) that lost their jobs could not be reemployed because they lacked the skills set. And they are the products of our world best universities.

And the lack of skills set is not confined to the older graduates from our universities. Fresh graduates also have difficulties finding jobs due to lack of skills set. I quote a comment in a local social media, the TRE,

crush the PAP:
so if PMETs young and old have lack of skills, then what are the polytechnics and SIM, SMU, NTU,NUS teaching in their degree and diploma syllabuses??? all outdated stuff???
its like the educational institutions are still teaching DOS and Word Star and the outside world is using windows 8 and office 2013.
if you are a fresh grad from Poly and NUS and outside interviewers are telling you you lack the relevant skills, then what the f*ck are these educational institutions teaching???
education ministry sleeping and daydreaming still isn’t it??’

I can guarantee the students that the qualities of these universities are definitely world class. But I am not sure world class in what ways. The students must be mentally prepared that getting a degree from these universities does not guarantee them a good job as the experience of the PMETs and the fresh graduates are anything to go by.

My recommendation is to go the neighbouring countries, 3rd World also good, if they want to get the right skills set to be employable. An easier and cheaper way is to buy from the degree mills. Not to worry, many of them are getting good jobs here and doing very well. Everyone is sleeping and no one is checking. Be street smart, get a degree, fake also can, that can get a job, not a world class degree that no employers want or worst, did not teach you the relevant skills set to get a job.

What do you want, a good degree from a world class university that cannot get a job or a fake degree or from an unknown university but can get you a job? It is very easy to con or cheat the talented employers in this 1st World city. They did not know what the hell is going on. They are too busy counting their money. See the ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs on their doors?

35 comments:

Virgo49 said...

Matland or Mudland with mostly private colleges in shopping malls produce better graduates than dinkiesinkies Uniis

Just asked for lower salaries, no NS obligations, no CPF contribtuoons and voila you are way ahead of the Sin U graduates

Anonymous said...

Aiya, what choice do Sinkies have, even if Sinkie university fees are increasing and expensive? Ask them to go to cheaper 3rd world universities?? That cannot be, tio bo?

And what can Sinkie graduates do, even if they lose out to cheaper, no need to serve NS foreigners who graduated from 3rd world universities?

And what can Sinkies do, if majority of them are very scared to accidentally vote out the PAP because the Sinkie opposition is not ready to be govt?

Anonymous said...

Get it into your thick, no-skill, unless, daft Singaporean skull. It is NOT the qualification you hold or which university you graduate from that determines whether you get employed. It is the salary that you ask for. The super talented graduates from India who are better qualified only ask for 60% of salary demanded by Singaporeans. As for the PRC graduates, they are mostly from Singapore universities anyway and ahve to serve their bonds. They get employment by default. So Singaporean graduates get hammered from both sides. What else do you expect????

Anonymous said...

The choice in GE 2016 is very clear.
Vote Opposition to protect ourselves against the Pro Alien Party and their Pro Alien Policies.

Anonymous said...


To Survive Cannot Be Poor!

The increases in fee/fare/price
of services and goods in our
society can be very scary.

The increases are out-of-control?

Really "Bo-Cheng-Hu"?

You price UP! He price UP! I also
price UP! Everyone UP UP UP!

Going forward, people MUST have
enough money to survive in this
very expensive crowded tiny city
state.

Otherwise, you will be...........

Sad! Very Sad! Very Very Sad!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:59,

Please wake up and go to MBFC and ask the Indians working there for their salaries. Many of them are earning millions, high paying jobs, driving big cars that daft Sinkies cannot afford and living in expensive condos.

Stop living in your little well. They are taking over the well paying jobs. You are still sleeping.

You know how much is Gupta of DBS and his Indian cohorts in all the banks getting paid?

Anonymous said...

Vote out the white Pro Alien Pigs in GE 2016.
Let's end the era of the Founding Pig on a high note in GE 2016.

patriot said...

'Bo Chenghoo, so prices up'.

You are damn WRONG.

Prices are up 'PRECISE BECAUSE WE HAVE SUPER POWERFUL RULERS THAT ANNOUCED PRICE HIKES. BE THEY HEALTHCARE CHARGES, EDUCATION FEES AND FARE HIKES, ANY PROTESTS AND OR OPPOSITIONS TO THEM, YOU SHALL GET SCREW BY THE RULERS.

THE RULERS ARE THE ONES THAT SCREW YOU. BUT THEN, YOU PROBABLY HAD VOTED FOR THEM. DID YOU NOT?

patriot

Matilah_Singapura said...

You don't need a degree to "succeed" in life anymore. Times have really changed.

Don't worry lah. Look for other options, they are numerous.

Classical university education models are under intense competitive pressures these days, with competition from online learning and suchlike. Be pragmatic lah. If you're from a rich family, then you can afford the $200-300k to study "Liberal Arts" in the USA. If you're not, no sweat. There are loads of other alternatives.

Anonymous said...

You think LKY's funeral free or what?
Where is the money going to come from?
From higher university fees is it?
What's wrong with collecting more money? ... from Singaporean students.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Anyway, as a guy who loves living in "reality", I believe that there's too much emphasis on the attainment of soon-to-be-worthless and unemployable university degrees. Unless you are going to be doing hard sciences, engineering or medicine, you can fuck off the rest of university courses as next to "totally fucking useless and a complete waste of time and money". Even law and accountancy can be self studied in your own time.

However if you're rich, then take one of these completely useless courses (like liberal arts, mass communication, political "science" (WTF? Not science lah!!), economics...etc). At least you'll get 3-6 years of wildly enjoyable campus life where you can fuck, have orgies, consume copious amounts of drugs and alcohol, and merrily spend your parents hard-earned, or corruptly acquired cash, without the slightest feelings of guilt or sense of personal responsibility. Chances are you will never again get to live this way. Use it. Abuse it. Live like a rockstar and party LIKE A BOSS!

IMO if you are grounded and living in today's world, the top skills you need fro survival and success are

1. Salesmanship
2. Networking
3. Marketing and self promotion

A simple test, you can perform RIGHT NOW: If you are aged 35+, take out your phone and see how many direct or private lines to CEO, top govt. people, and top "social influencers" you have in your contact list? 30? 50? 200?...how many, be honest.

Then you will know the truth.

Anonymous said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

Too bad, the Founding Pig created the policies and environment for this.

And majority of Sinkies keep on voting the Pigs, so you just gotta live by the Pig's rules.

Not happy just vote out the Pigs.

But first you must convince the 60% dafts or running dogs.

Anonymous said...

Singapore's new jet fighter F-35 still not safe to fly.
So USA is sending us a replace jet called the FU-35.
Which we be renamed the SG-50 in honour of the $50 billion dollars allegedly lost in 2008 financial crisis.

Matilah_Singapura said...
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Matilah_Singapura said...

@201:

>> Founding Pig created the policies and environment for this.

No, he didn't. He only USED IT LIKE A BOSS to further his "vision", and then enhanced it with "carrot and stick incentives". The fundamental aspects of culture is rock solid. Damn hard to move them.

Politics and the state of the public consciousness all stem from CULTURE. Culture is destiny, or let's just say plays a HUGE part in the nation's destiny. (nation== cuntree plus people)

>> Not happy just vote out the Pigs.


Therein lies a widespread MYTH. It won't change the culture. To be different, you must go against the "bad aspects" of your culture---i.e. be an "outlier", march to a different drummer.

When enough people do this, you reach a "tipping point", and then cultural change.

Anonymous said...

I not happy with the increase in university fees.
can I go to Hong Lim to protest or not ah?
Ah Loong.
Tell me. What do Yew think?

Anonymous said...

Ah Loong is Home Alone.
Thank Yew he still has Ho Ching to hold his hands.
Good to know somebody is still wearing a pair of trousers in the family.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@243:

>> not happy with the increase in university fees.
can I go to Hong Lim to protest or not ah?


Of course yew can. All yew have to do is to go apply permit, just like the good little law abiding Nazi yew are.

I am not yew, and yew are not me. So if I were in yewr situation I would either:

1. Pay up and shut up
2. Look for alternatives
3. Spend most of my time in effort planning to get PR in at least one, if not 2 or more other cuntrees.

I like #3. Use Singapore for banking and low taxes, dirty sexual liasons, and use the other cuntrees to live cheap and party like a boss. Make money, hide in Singapore, spend in other cuntree where your money is big.

Not rocket science lah. Just good economic sense.

Anonymous said...

Singapore's new jet fighter.
Shall we call it the;
F-35
FU-35
F-Yew35

Matilah_Singapura said...

IMO, the only reason to go and waste precious time at a Hong Lim protest, is to connect and hopefully pick up some chiobu tail.

You can make the suggestion to leave and continue the "political discussion" in aircon comfort at Hotel 81 doing 69 and other wonderful cheebye-centered activities.

Otherwise you are just another asshole listening to assholes on microphones, complaining about shit they can never hope to change, and tragically wasting your life. No sir, I much prefer to use Hong Lim as an opportunity for getting laid by hot babes :-)

Anonymous said...

I much prefer to use Hong Lim as an opportunity for getting laid by hot babes :-)
April 05, 2015 3:43 pm

True.
Only ugly women join PAP.

Anonymous said...

Is that the old man's badge he is wearing?

Matilah_Singapura said...
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Matilah_Singapura said...

@ 508:

>> Only ugly women join PAP.

By believing that patently false assumption, you are limiting your options, and therefore sabo'ing yourself.

Political or religious affiliations have nothing to do on the "fuckability" of any woman (or man, if that's your preference). In fact,many a comely lass is known to go to church, kneel down and allow jeezus to come into them ;-) Incidentally, how many hot sexual affairs have you heard of originating from the churches? Too many to consider it a "coincidence", IMO.

There are many women in Singapore who don't have their cheebye's serviced nearly enough to keep them from being "frusco". What the fuck are you waiting for? Get out there and bang some tail with your SAF-trained dick. Think of it as your patriotic, civic DUTY. It is National Service in the truest, purest form!

Bottom line: people like to fuck. You don't need "permission" to exploit this beautiful fact of nature.

Anonymous said...

Ugly women have tight cunts.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@ 528:

>> Ugly women have tight cunts.

You speak from vast experience, no doubt ;-)

Anonymous said...

The good thing about ugly women.
They are so appreciative of getting a good screw.
You should learn from the old fart.

Anonymous said...

Animals.

Anonymous said...

Animals?
have yew done one before?
two or four legged?

Anonymous said...

Please respect RB and his blog. Or is this the new tactic of IBs to destroy RB's blog? You are despicable.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Thank you Anon 6:41.

I would like this blog to be censorship free. Please respect my blog and the readers here. I hope I don't have to start deleting posts that are distastefully vulgar.

Thank you
Redbean

patriot said...

Me NOT against vulgar per se. However, overuse or excessive profanities that bear no relevance to Subject Matter do create great distastes and show great disregards of Others.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Thanks Patriot, same feelings.

patriot said...

Chin Leng;

You are most welcome.

We All do treasure substance and
frank exchanges and would like to be candid but, NOT too personal or lost in relevance.

Cheers.

patriot