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GCE O level top student?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 11, 2010

Who scored 10 A1’s? From CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School congratulations to Lai Kai Rou. The school also had 8 students scoring 8 A1’s. Teachers, keep up the good work.
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Singapore Youth Leading Edge Of Technology

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 17, 2009

It’s no surprise. Singapore has always had the best when it comes to education. The fruits of this investment is showing more and more everyday with technological trends. New technology is prevalent in every school and teachers have made it a part of the education curriculum. Online resources for all, not only those exceeding expectation but also for those who are lagging behind.

Students test results show up in the projects they do and the examinations they write, the end result being a better individual prepared for the real world.

Take for example Damon Widjaja and Keith Ng. Both recent grads started their own company called Swoozh. Technology being the driving force of their ambition and a little social networking on Facebook. Their game called Fame has put their company on the map.

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She’s Just Practising

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 29, 2009

Ha! Check out this story. People need to lighten up. AS IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD ONE?! Students plus alcohol will always lead to risque behavior. Remember when you were young?

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Cheating Bastards

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 15, 2009

Surprise, surprise. Students, teachers, and others 34 in all arrested for cheating on the state exam. These students are competing for more than just test scores, they are competing for a way of life. Ace the exam and you live amongst the elite and corrupt. Nice cushy state jobs where you can start accepting bribes right away. I’m sure it’s not the first time nor will it be the last.

Have no fear. Those who fail miserably can go on to a life of additional cheating. Take for example the Chinese anti-porn software company. All you need to do is copy someone else. Steal the software, copy the code, and then re-brand it and sell it as your own. Then bribe your buddy in the government to make it mandatory on every pc sold. Then sit back and count the money. Hopefully the Americans won’t notice … oops.

Well there’s always the military.

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How’s your English?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 27, 2008

In all fairness, new immigrants should be expected to learn the local language as well. Singaporeans are accommodating and do their best to help foreigners and immigrants but this does not absolve them from doing their part. Learn the local language, don’t expect the locals to learn yours. You are, after all, in Singapore. English is not the first language here.

“Two-thirds of the respondents in the survey, which polled 1,200 Singaporeans between 15 and 39 years, said their standard of spoken English has improved in the last two years.

Many gave wanting to express better and be better understood as the main motivation for speaking better.” (story)

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