Category Education

Open Source Primary and Secondary Educational Resources

Can Primary, or even Secondary education materials in Singapore be made Open Source so that educators or even members of the public contribute and consume freely? Can and should such education materials be made free and open for all? What… Continue Reading →

The River Valley High School Incident

The incident at River Valley High School is the saddest news of the year. As I read the comments on social media, I wonder why many people blame it on (a) the education system and (b) on video games? Is… Continue Reading →

Teachers – the unsung heroes

Not his first “skool” My First Skool (MFS) isn’t Ethan’s first school; he had transferred from another private school which shall remain unnamed (although it is noteworthy that it was a well-known franchise.) Ethan joined MFS at Nursery level (age… Continue Reading →

I hate paper

I hate paper, really. From when I was in Secondary School I always wondered why we cannot have our books on floppy disks and load them up on a computer. In the late 80s, the whole world switched from paper… Continue Reading →

Hiring Singaporean Software Engineers

I’ve been hiring Software Engineers over the past few years in Singapore, and I notice a worrying trend. As a local business, I always want to hire Singaporeans first; I want to give our own young people a chance; I… Continue Reading →

Why it is not OK to lose blue collar workers

We’re losing talent, and I think blue collar workers play an important role in our economy to produce quality work. Keeping local blue collar talent costs money, and will drive up costs of living some, but that is how things… Continue Reading →

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