Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Life in Singapore

Honestly a topic that all of us would have went through and are still in the process of going through.
Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on the life of a Singaporean, so to speak.
It is, in all our knowledge that without a cert(degree) we would not be able to get anywhere in Singapore. Honestly. Well, having a diploma is not so bad, but say you have an A'level cert, it really just doesn't do as well, because you lack that "internship" process that those who went to polytechnic would have achieved, which is also what more prospective employers look for.
But anyway, that's beside the point, and not what I am intending to talk about today.
As we all may know, Singapore has 3 local universities, namely NUS, NTU and SMU. And if you took the polytechnic route of education, you would be more than well aware, that anything short of a GPA of 3.5 will NOT entitle you a seat in. It is extremely unfair, I must say because why should A'level holders be entitled entry even if they did not do as well, while we who take the other road gets shunned. Leaving us with the only option of private universities with exorbitant school fees, to say the least.
Well, so the government sort of heard our voices, and decided to build SIT, a university housing select private (foreign) university, with the intent of it being for polytechnic students.
OK, so just the other day on twitter I came across the fact that for the upcoming intake, 20% of the students who applied into said university, actually did have a GPA of 3.5 and above. So I kinda made comment about these people not leaving a chance for the rest.
Not trying to gain any pity or what. And neither am I saying any of these because of self-entitlement, but don't you feel that sometimes, everyone is a little too self-centred? It first started out with secondary school leavers who can make it to JC but choosing to go into poly, thus bringing all the grade point average up a notch, and making it harder for the rest to get into poly, thus requiring the route of ITE. and now, this again.
Yet in Singapore, we all know that anything short of a degree won't get you anywhere, and when it comes to that, what are those who are unable to get into a university supposed to do. I'd guess they'd all be jobless then? Because Singaporeans being Singaporeans, are always so self-absorbed and thinks so highly of themselves that they would never relegate themselves to working in jobs such as retail and F&B, but rather leaving it to foreign talents, namely the Filipinos and Chinese nationals then turn around, and complain about them taking up all the available jobs in Singapore.
But then again, that's another story for another time.
OK, I just needed to voice out my thoughts on this.

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