Wednesday, January 17, 2007


So, our PM wants students to think out of the box. The National Education Blueprint is supposed to chart the course to produce x number of world-class graduates by the year 2020. My question is, many students can't even think within the box, how do we expect them to think out of the box? I quote one paragraph from Brian Yap's column in the NST on 10 Jan 2007: "Thanks to the Universities and University Colleges Act, students have been expelled from universities for taking part in demonstrations or other political activities deemed unacceptable by their academic institutions. Unfortunately, everything from petrol prices to environmental issues can be considered political. Which means students are virtually barred from being concerned citizens."

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