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Feedback on Education and Lifelong Learning
By Growing your tree of prosperity  •  July 3, 2022
If I do get to participate in the Forward Singapore feedback sessions, I'm going to talk about two issues:
  1. a) Changing the grading system in local universities
There's been a big change jumping from NUS Engineering school in 1995 to SMU Law School in 2014. The most immediate change is the increase in levels of anxiety which I was not really prepared for even though I'm kinda used to the academic environment. I don't come from a generation that really gives a damn about mental health but I witnessed a nervous breakdown in class and an exam score hacking from another classmate. The system is really unhealthy and students don't get to work on their personalities and interests because final grades are so consequential. ( eg. Baker and McKenzie will only interview anyone with SMU GPA > 3.7 ) It's extra grating because SMU likes to put happy faces on the walls while you are getting to the lecture theatres. The fucking dancers on campus don't help because they are...
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By Growing your tree of prosperity
I have recently completed my Juris Doctor and I am waiting to be called by the Singapore Bar. For the past 15 years I was an IT manager and I have worked in multinationals, financial exchanges, trade unions and even a government agency. I started my career as an AS/400 administrator and moved on to manage IT projects and operations

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