09 Feb '12, 5am

new blog post: every singaporean really does count. re MOS Lawrence Wong on ITE students

“Translation: “If we allow everyone to be well-educated, who will be the serfs?”” This is the sort of misguided social engineering that leaves a bad taste in many Singaporeans’ mouths. It stems from a fundamentally-misconceived view of higher education as being a means to the end of creating people to fill the jobs out there. And mind you, the sort of logic has been applied in the past, to limit the number of polytechnic graduates who are allowed to pursue undergraduate courses in our universities. Never mind that the Government has a poor record at central planning with higher education to guide Singaporeans towards, or to deter or exclude Singaporeans from, this or that sector. Witness the shortage of lawyers in recent years. Witness also the angst of biotechnology graduates today, who were induced to enter that course of study by the heavy promotion by the Government, o...

Full article: http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2012/02/every-singaporean...

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