25 Feb '12, 2am

What say u? MOE should introduce stricter criteria for foreign scholars. Do u agree? #sgedu

I am all for attracting foreigners to study/work here, but only the best talent will do, and without affecting the intake or jobs for local students or workers. However, in view of the recent negative comments about Singapore made by foreign students, perhaps it is time for the Ministry of Education to introduce stricter criteria that all foreign scholars must fulfil. This is to control the influx as well as maintain the quality and image of foreign scholars. Such criteria examples could be that these scholarship holders must graduate with at least second-upper class honours. They should also sign a legally binding code of conduct to ensure that they do not make controversial remarks or public insults. Should they not comply or breach any of the criteria, their scholarships should be revoked. For a less severe breach of conduct, they should pay their school fees to complet...

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