19 Sep '11, 6am

‘A degree is nice, but we need something else’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

‘A degree is nice, but we need something else’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Many new jobs in Singapore do not require formal higher education, says our blogger. (Yahoo! photo) In the face of a changed labour market, Singapore may have decided to keep the local university population from increasing beyond current levels. The more cautious approach to higher education emerged from private talks that a senior education ministry official had with a U.S. diplomat several years ago, according to WikiLeaks . No formal announcement has been made, but the remarks quickly set off a buff of excitement among Singaporeans, who worship higher education as a god of success. The official was quoted as telling the diplomat that the government did not plan to encourage more students to go for university studies. The campus enrolment rate would be maintained around 20 per cent to 25 per cent of total Singapore students. The reason, she added, was the labour market d...

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