16 Aug '11, 4am

40% foreigners in our tertiary institutions?

The answer to a lot of these questions is often not as easy as I would like it to be. I speak both as a Singaporean and as a student. Objectively, I have benefited from the foreign students here. A lot of them don’t even want to stay in Singapore anyway, especially the good ones. If they had it their way, there’d not be a lot of people to compete with us for jobs. The government likes to act as if that they are surprised when the foreign students compete with us, while in fact this seems to be very much a matter of design. They institute a bell curve grading system where only a percentage gets the grade, as compared to LSE which uses a british grading model. Above 70 and you get an A. Added to that they demand that they stay to complete their bond after scholarships. Is this any wonder that they are competing with us on all levels? Singapore is both a city and a country. A...

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