Sunday, January 08, 2006

NTU Students PROTEST !!!!....Part 2.

I was very disappointed by the behavior of the NTU students taking part in the protest. I pondered long and hard about the failure of our education system to curb this disruptive behaviour. However, when I read today's Straits Times, my faith in our system was completely restored. These words spoken by a Singaporean student in NTU is conclusive proof our the education system is in good shape:

"Usually they don't change their minds once they've made a decision. So why make it difficult for myself"- Undergraduate Wilson Neo who has moved into his new room thinking the university will not budge on the fee issue (see Straits Times article below).



....smart words indeed from an educated Singaporean. Just leave the protest to others, why make things difficult for himself. With Singaporeans like Wilson Neo, our current system of government will certainly last well into the future. I heard that most of the protestors are foreign students who have not been trained by our education system. They actually believe they can introduce change and demand transparency (in the cost) from the university. These foreign students are so unfortunate to miss out on the molding that Singaporeans go through from kindergarden to junior college. If they had the benefit of a Singapore education from young, they would have accepted the fee increase, move on and not waste their energy and time on a protest. ....and stop trying to change the system.

Singaporeans are so lucky to get a proper education - one that teaches them not to make things too difficult for themselves by accepting the status quo.....and never cross the line....never!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the problem with Singaporeans. We don't question, why, what or where. We just accept as it is whatever is being thrown to us.

And we only know how to complain without any actions.

This is one of the area where we lose out to foreign talent.

itchy said...

Be strong, Singapore. Remember, ignorance is strength.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is Bliss. The true way of life.

Anonymous said...

I love Singapore. That's why I migrated to the US.

Anonymous said...

I love Singapore! I am leaving end of the month. Good bye Singapore!

Anonymous said...

Hang the protestors. That would deter future protest. To achieve crime free Singapore, all non-conforming behaviours have to be stopped.

WL said...
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Ghormax said...

"Ignorance is strength" (George Orwell, 1984)

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