6/01/2015

NUS and NTU needs a washing machine




Singapore is very proud of NUS and NTU that have been ranked among the best universities in the world. As an alumnus it is a good feeling to be a member of prestigious institutions even if the rankings have been the subject of ridicules and uncomplimentary remarks. What is important is the aspiration to want to be the best, and for doing so there are many things that must be put right in the process of getting there, even if we are not there.

In brief, without going into an academic discourse, there are four main factors that contributed to the quality of a learning institution, the academic staff, the students, the culture of learning, and the infrastructure. The most difficult to achieve good and respectable quality are the students and the culture. The latter is a complex issue that can prove to be evasive and defeating. As for the students, it is an issue of that is all we got. But today, good students can be bought or brought in from all over the world. If the responsibility of educating the children of the country is secondary, we can buy all the top students from the world to be here. But this is unlikely except when the govt is made up of silly asses that think this is a non country, where the interests of the citizens are expendable. If the children of our citizens are not top material we will give the places to the gentiles of the world.

The quality of the academic staff and the infrastructure are easier to manage. We have the money and can build and provide whatever that is needed. The most advance leading edge equipment and facilities would be made available. As for the academic staff, if we want the best from the world, we have the money, we can even relocate Yale, Princeton, Harvard or Cambridge lock, stock and barrel here. It is only a matter of price.

While we are in blind pursuit of quality and reputation, to create the best learning institutions here, we must not be so blind to bring in the shit and fakes as well. We have our embarrassing moments of fakes in our midst and held in high regards by other fakes who could not tell the difference between a fake and the real stuff. And we also have a lot of creeps and rogues that are hired to beef up the quality of our institutions. Unbelievable! How can the institutions live with fakes, shits and character flawed professors and teaching staff to teach our students?

Some organizations, even govt related, can dismiss fakes and degree mills as no crime, as part and parcel of importing foreigners and living the fakes. But for institutions that are being pep up to be the best among the best, any slipshod or shits must be gotten rid of immediately. There is no room for mediocrity or fakes and flawed personalities if we want to be the best. And one by one the fakes and freaks and shitty characters are revealing themselves. The latest as reported in the TRE, and I quote, ‘NUS assistant law professor Sundram Peter Soosay was convicted by the court yesterday (29 May) of assaulting a 70-year-old cabby, Mr Sun Chun Hua, while drunk.’

Other than the aspiration to be the best institutions of learning, it is madness to have fakes and shits among the academic staff to teach our students. The thought of their existence, and they are given the responsibilities to teach our young undergraduates/post graduates, is simply disgusting. How many of such fakes and shits is still hiding in our world best institutions and being paid world best pay and doing damage to our students? Eventually the reputation of these institutions would cave in. It is very unflattering to be infamous for having fakes and shits as teaching staff and very embarrassing for graduates to have been taught by them.

I recommend the two institutions to buy the best washing machine, those with fuzzy logic, to clean up the shits and fakes in them. Please don’t swear that all is well. We pay top dollars and should be getting the best, not freaks and sluts to shit on our young and impressionable minds. The two institutions have a grave responsibility to do due diligence to the public funds given to them to ensure that we have the best to teach our young. Please do not just believe in the papers and testimonials. I can buy tons of them for a song. Not only there are degree mills, there are also testimonial mills.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

"We pay top dollars and should be getting the best, not freaks and sluts to shit on our young and impressionable minds."

Is it because we get freaks & sluts to shit on our young and impressionable minds?
Is that how we stay in power forever?
Is that why we get all the votes?

Anonymous said...

"Other than the aspiration to be the best institutions of learning, it is madness to have fakes and shits among the academic staff to teach our students."
RB

Please lah, with so many academic staff hired by NUS and NTU, u cannot expect no one will become shit in the future, tio bo? I mean, how to forecast the future, u tell me lah?

Can u even forecast that u yourself will never become evil or shit in the future? If not, what more others?

Anonymous said...


BEST! BEST! BEST!

RB, U are correct! U are correct!

Our universities are top top top up there!

If we are second, no one dares to be the first!

Our universities are the BEST! Yes! The BEST!

Graduates they produced are the BEST BEST BEST!

All employed in very HIGH HIGH HIGH paying jobs.

YES! Our universities are the BEST! BEST! BEST!

Hahaha............YES! BEST! BEST! BEST!

Anonymous said...

Can u even forecast that u yourself will never become evil or shit in the future? If not, what more others?
June 01, 2015 9:36 a.m.

What do you mean by others?
Do you mean people who appear to be good initially, can become evil later on?
Are you saying it is possible for PAP people to become evil?

Anonymous said...

@ June 01, 2015 10:04 a.m.

"Today's tomorrow is tomorrow's today." - Lim Swee Say

So yesterday's tomorrow is today's today, tio bo?
So if yesterday PAP is good, then is it possible that PAP today is no longer good?
Possible or not?
What do you think?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ wishful thinking RB:

>> I recommend the two institutions to buy the best washing machine, those with fuzzy logic, to clean up the shits and fakes in them. <<

Sorry to deflate your high hopes: FAT CHANCE of that happening. By doing so they'll be admitting they screwed up---that will ROSAK not only their reputations, but the reputations of their graduates, and worst of all completely besmirch the Singapore Brand. It will also sully the relationships our 2 hallowed institutions have built with other overseas universities---notably the one of the US Ivy League.

Anyway, it is good to have "hope"---even FALSE hope. Because "hope" helps ward off the world's negativity and aids one's journey through the day.

Without the very human characteristic of "delusion", there'll be no point in celebrating Vesak Day.

Happy Delusion Day!

Anonymous said...

So if yesterday PAP is good, then is it possible that PAP today is no longer good?
RB

Doesn't matter lah, even if PAP today is no longer good.

What matters is that the opposition is even more no good, so 60% Sinkies choose the PAP being the lesser of 2 evils lah.

Tio bo, u say lah?

Anonymous said...

"What matters is that the opposition is even more no good, so 60% Sinkies choose the PAP being the lesser of 2 evils lah."

Opposition has not yet form the government.
So how can you say Opposition is even more no good?
tio bo?
Maybe today's Opposition will be an even better Government tomorrow?
We never know until we give it a try.
Nothing to lose tio bo?
We are sinking fast tio bo?

Anonymous said...

So how can you say Opposition is even more no good?
Anon 10:25 a.m.

WP SDP NSP SPP RP SFP PPP DPP SJP SF PKMS

And don't forget the "frogs" and "grasshoppers" among them, even the leaders.

So good or not, strong and united or not, ready to be govt or not, u say lah.

Anonymous said...

WP SDP NSP SPP RP SFP PPP DPP SJP SF PKMS
So good or not, strong and united or not, ready to be govt or not, u say lah.
June 01, 2015 10:39 a.m.

Tin Pei Ling, Lim Swee Say, Chan Chun Sing, Yaacob, Mah Bow Tan, Raymond Lim, Wong Kan Seng and etc...
Ready to be government or not?

Anonymous said...


hi, talking about the coming ge......

pap is going to win big big big......

u tell me lah how not to win big big big......

everyday is pap day......

pap is very active at all corners of the island......

organising events, activities, giving out free gifts and more free gifts.......

u tell me lah how not to win big big big.......

cheers.......

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...
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Anonymous said...

Don't change the subject.

Tin Pei Ling, Lim Swee Say, Chan Chun Sing, Yaacob, Mah Bow Tan, Raymond Lim, Wong Kan Seng and etc...
Ready to be government or not?

Desmond Kuek ready to be CEO of MRT or not?

Anonymous said...

University of Strathclyde also in demand, like Mumbai.

Using a third grade graduates to produce first grade graduates, or third grades producing third grades?

Anonymous said...

"Using a third grade graduates to produce first grade graduates, or third grades producing third grades?"

How about using 3rd grade people as first grade politicians?
PAP got do this or not?
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

3rd grade people as first grade politician is ok. Just don't pay them first grade pay.

b said...

How many countries so tiny like singapore can boast two reputable universities? Only unique singapore lah. If you are in doubt, come to greece - the land of philosophers being turned into a garbage land by their very own lazy politicians.

Anonymous said...

"3rd grade people as first grade politician is ok. Just don't pay them first grade pay."

Are you referring to Desmond Kuek?
He is not a politician you know.

Anonymous said...

Do you think small countries like Singapore can afford to elect 3rd rate Monkeys-In-White to be our Ministers?

Anonymous said...

What about 3rd rate talents running sovereign wealth funds?
Can afford or not ah?