31 Mar '18, 12am

Commentary: Why take up a postgrad education when I can Google almost anything?

SINGAPORE: Lifelong learning is encouraged in Singapore through incentives and myriad opportunities through programmes such as the SkillsFuture Initiative. Institutions of higher learning also present an attractive platter of degree programmes and micro-credentials for continual learning. But in a world where one can Google for almost anything, some may argue knowledge is almost ubiquitous. At the heart of it is this question - do we still need to accumulate knowledge if we can call up information so easily? For many of us who have completed our formal education, do such trends suggest that the value of pursuing additional formal education qualifications to move up the career ladder has vastly diminished? Local media reports submit that such a debate about degrees versus skills has been underway. If so, it is useful to focus this discussion on what acquiring skills mean in...

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