Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Education and Economic Crisis

The government has encouraged Singaporeans to upgrade their skills, undergo more training and certification courses during this economic downturn so as to be ready for the next wave of new jobs once the economy recovers.

The government has provided reasonable subsidies on the training courses but shouldn't the cost of university courses (Bachelor, Master and Doctorates) be subsequently reduced?

The objective of Singaporeans undergoing a basic university degree programme is to snag a job among the sea of degree-holders in the job market. With the economic in tatters now, and the drag on the economy possibly almost certain to hold on for at least a few years, it is already not certain whether a fresh graduate could get employed and let alone land a plum job these days...thus shouldn't the cost of university programmes be reduced in tandem as well?

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