First they say no need degree, now they say no need tuition. If you listen to all these bullshit your future will be really bleak. Next will be no need Singaporeans.
(1) it's true that one doesn't need a degree to get far in life; but understand that a good degree opens the first door.
Just look at the government scholars and the pace they climb the career path. To be a scholar , you need good academic grades so --> tuition is always a viable alternative.
(2) parents will always want the best for their child , hence this is pushing the tuition boom. I'm a teacher ; and I can attest to the fact that many in my line have left the school to teach private tuition.
Why? Teach tuition you just focus on teaching , teach in a sch u kena left right up centre all sorts of admin stuff for starters.
I will never ever recommend to a parent to send the kid for tuition as I feel it's an insult to me as a teacher if my student needs tuition; but how many teachers feel this way?
Though the Edn Minister has declared : every sch is a good sch, given a choice to send your child to Raffles JC or a bottom ranked JC , what will be one's choice ?
(3) this tuition trend will not get better, and will only worsen. Soon you will see the very first self made millionaires from private tuition.
(4) this senior minister is obviously acting blur or a total idiot la. Her comments like : 'very few teachers leave because they don't like there work ' already speaks volume about what type of info she is being fed by her minions.
In fact , I am curious if so, then what is the main reason teachers leave the profession?
its the truth ... we DON'T need tuition ... just en-RICH-ment classes ....
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All these are due to ranking and the limitation in further education for aspiring students. If every average student can progress to the next level, it removes competition. However, the fear is there isn't enough job for all if everyone graduated.
So, this perception that we must provide the cream with a well deserving pay has to be overcome. Education is just the baseline, how one performs on the job are more important. Putting scholar on the high chair makes them nervous and he need many supporters to ensure he don't fall. So end of the day, the system stay status quo.
In short, a degree means buggerall. Finishing school, be it university, poly, ITE or any other form of formal education, is only the START of the learning process, not the end.
But of course there are some who think a degree is a must, who think grades are everything.
Granted not everyone follows a conventional path to getting a formal education BUT if you want it you will find a way to get it. The point I am making is, if you feel you absolutely need a degree to pursue what you wish to pursue, you WILL find a way to get that degree.
Everyone in this country is given a fair shot at a BASIC education. Wanna take it further? Prove yourself and work hard at it. Don't expect things to be given to you.
Last edited by G-man; 18th September 2013 at 11:47 AM.
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