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Value of a Degree

I am writing to comment on today's value in getting a Bachelor's, Honour and Master degrees.

More than 6 years ago, the conventional way of getting a Bachelor's or Honour degree is from a local university, either National University of Singapore (NUS) or Nanyang Technological University (NTU), or from an overseas university. Getting into a local university was quite an achievement those days especially for those from polytechnics because only the top 5% of entire cohort are allowed into local universities. Getting into and graduated from local universities were proud for many.

The current situation is a lot different. Instead of having 2 local universities, we are now seeing 3. Instead of top 5% of poly cohort able to get into local universities, this number is now higher. For those not able to get into local universities or those prefer to choose another route, Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) option is now available. I heard of someone having got a Bachelor's degree part-time in just one year. To get a Master degree, you can now do it with Informatics in just 1 year with no exams.

It looks to me those opting for local universities are at a disadvantage in terms of age and working experience. A male with a diploma is now able to get a Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of working experience at 23 years of age.

You can take my comment as being subjective.

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