PAP Doesn’t Want More University Graduates – Bullshit
Oh. My. God. What a blatant and malicious misrepresentation of facts!
Polytechnics ARE meant to prepare a person for employment, not further University studies.
That's why you get a DIPLOMA, not a DEGREE.
I'm not saying that path from poly to uni is properly managed – more needs to be done to allow more poly graduates the chance to study in Universtys, but don't get insulted from a description of an organisation's primary purpose!
If you want to go Uni, go via the primary route, which is through Pre-University.
There's a reason why it's called a 'Junior College' or 'Pre-University'.
Let's say it again:
Polytechnic – Its primary job is to prepare a person for the workforce, not University
JC/Pre-U – Its primary job is to prepare a person for University, not a job.
Wait a minute. How come no one's descriminating the Pre-U saying that the government doesn't more people to get a job but to get a degree instead?
And anyway, if your primary goal is to enroll into a Uni, wtf are you doing in a polytechnic anyway?
Again, I'm not saying there's no problem with our educational system. There IS a problem with the educational system, but this bullshit twisting of facts is not the way to highlight the problem.
I was expecting some real meaty proof, like a communique between the head of MOE and the PM actively planning to limit University places, etc…
Turns out it's just a moron who misinterpreted facts and twisted it, sensationalising it, taking advantage of the growing angst against the government just to make 'some' news.
That's worst than SPH standards eh?
PS. Then this idiot's title, it's like DUH.
Let's use his headline in another way:
Lorries are prepared primarily for carrying heavy loads, not cars.
Discrimination against cars much?
Talk about reporting from ignorance.
I've made a few replies and comments to that page, but check out his reply to one of mine:
I think the last comment summed it up best.