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从大学悲剧看分化社会

03/03/09

作者/来源:新加坡文献馆

2009年3月2日上午在南详理工大学发生的一起学生刺伤教授之后跳楼丧命的事件,瞬间引发了本地网站论坛的不少回响。从这些言论立场不难发现新加坡社会的两极化。第2篇是1名40多岁的中年人从自已的经历反映了学业欠佳的新加坡人是要面对如何冷酷的社会现实。第1篇是对第2篇的回应,反映了新加坡精英如何理所当然的维护即有政策的正确性。

此外,精英采用教授没有犯错的假设是站在争议中的强势一方,而草民是认为事出必有因,所认基本上同情弱势一方。

第1篇:

新加坡教育是令人垂涎向往的,而其入学标准严格充满竞争性;无论对本地或者国际学生都是如此。能够进入学府的学生会有能力表现出好成绩。没有必要为了1分或2分的小事争吵不休,你不及格就是不及格,那是因为你不夠努力,事情就是如此。

南洋理工大学和新加坡国立大学是亚洲的最佳学府,可以蓖美世界顶级大学。教授对学生成败的影响巨大是事实,但不可以依赖它,还有许多途径可以帮助你,如图书馆,学习小组等等。

假如南理大和国大轻易的给那些絲毫不认真学习的学生分数,成绩水准必然会下跌,那么新加坡教育的优越良好名声就会丢失。但是对于这起案件,我们还不知道事情究竟,所以不要去假设教授犯错,要从双方面看问题。

第2篇:

在不具偏见的意识下,我实在同情这名4年级的即将毕业的21岁印尼学生,以及他的双亲,他们如此费尽心血的养育栽培他直到上了南洋理工大学。

在事件调查完成之前,一个直觉是这名教授或许刺激了这名学生以导致他在情绪与理智上失去了控制。

首先,他已经是在学习的最后一年行将毕业,有一片大好的前途,为什么会去做如此愚蠢的事去刺伤他的教授,之后做出如此巨大的牺牲去自杀。

我们或许还记得一名初中女生自杀的事件,因为她的老师顽固的拒绝给她的英文考试加1分以达到50分,从而让她能够成功的通过整个考试。

如果这名老师能够通情达理並鼓励式的给予她如此渴望得到的额外1分,这悲剧是不会发生也从而保住了一条珍贵的生命。我们欣赏这名女生如此重视自已的学业,不惜苦苦向老师哀求那额外的1分以通过考试。这名冥顽固执的女老师对这起事件並不觉得有任何内疚和亏欠,因为她认为自已只不过是忠于职守的在履行教师的职务。为什么要做一个如此不通情达理和毫无怜悯同情之心的老师?

我是一名企业家,已经40多岁。我还记得我当年中四的学校考试不及格,因为我的英文考卷只拿到49分。一名富有同情心的同学还和一起要求英文老师添加1分让我进入初级学院的3个月预备课程,以等待o水准考试成绩放榜。

这名老师坚决拒绝我的加1分的要求,也因而剥夺了我到初级学院的机会。我浪费3个月白白等待O水准成绩放榜,我的英文得到C6並进入义安理工学院。这名老师对我因为1分之差失去到初级学院的事毫无歉意,这种心态令人气馁。义安因为我的好成绩让我进入学院最强的电子工程系。学院的英文老师在我1年级那年帮助我提升工艺英文的水平。过后我顺利完成学业取得电子工程文凭。我原本的心愿是到初级学院然后到国立大学进修工程系。我是因为英文程度问题而选择到义安工艺学院。

我的中四英文老师是一名行将退体的很不负责任老师。几乎每一堂英文课他总是迟到早退。我来自贫苦家庭没有能力去上补习课,但是这名老师还是把责任推给我,坚决的拒绝加那额外的1分以让我通过考试。

最后,南洋理工大学的伤人自杀案件应该详细调查并作出公正的裁决。

备注:据悉死者是一名数学天才,也是印尼国家数学奥林匹克团队的一名成员,喜好电脑游戏,具有拿一等荣誉学位的潜能。

来源:海峡时报,读者意见,

1. Posted by: razormustard at Tue Mar 03 07:59:02 SGT 2009

A Singapore Education is highly coveted and the admission process is rigorous and competitive, both to local and international students. People who were admitted into the school has the capacity and the capability to do well. There’s no point arguing over 1-2 marks, if you fail, you fail; you didn’t make enough effort and that’s that.

NTU and NUS is one of the best schools in Asia and comparable to the top universities of the world. It’s true that the proff has significant impact on a student’s ability to pass, but don’t just depend on it, there’s plenty of things that can help you, libraries, study groups, etc.

If NUS and NTU gives free marks to students who didn’t give a damn on the subject, standards would’ve dropped and the credibility of a Singapore Education will be lost. But in this case, we don’t know what happened and so don’t just make assumptions that’s it’s the proff’s fault, look at both sides of the picture.

2: Posted by: opinion2009 at Tue Mar 03 05:02:51 SGT 2009

Not being biased over this incident, I really sympathise very much with this fourth, final year 21-year-old Indonesian student and more so with his parents who have so painstakingly nurtured him up till NTU. As a matter of obviousness before the real investigations are out, the professor might have ‘probably’ provoked the student to such an extent that is beyond his emotional or mental controls. First of all, he was already into his final year nearing graduation with a bright future before him. So why did such silly things stabbing his professor and eventually made such big sacrifice on his own life by commiting suicide.

We could still remember a lower Secondary School girl who committed suicide when her teacher stubbornly refused to offer her even 1 mark to get 50 marks for just a pass in her English Language Exams in order to qualify to pass the whole Exams. If the teacher had been gracious and encouraged her by offering the 1 mark which she so desperately needed, this incident would not have happened thus saving a very precious life of a young ‘bright future’ Singaporean girl. We admired this girl who really cared to put her studies first by even begging her teacher for just 1 mark to get through. This stubborn teacher had even said she had no regrets over the whole incident as she was merely carrying out the right duty as a teacher. Why being so ungracious and uncompassionate as a teacher? I am an enterpreneur in my forties now. I still remembered my Secondary 4 Preliminary Exams when I failed the whole Exams just because I obtained only 49 marks for my English Language Paper. A very compassionate classmate of mine pleaded with the English teacher with me to offer me 1 mark in order that I could be able to be enrolled into Junior College for the first 3 months while waiting for the GCE O-Levels results to be out.

The teacher stubbornly refused this 1 mark which resulted me being deprived an opportunity to study in a Junior College. I wasted three months before I joined Ngee Ann Polytechnic after my GCE O-Levels results were out, obtained a C6 just pass in my English Language. The teacher had not regretted the fact that I had missed my three months in a Junior College by not offering me the 1 mark which was indeed very discouraging. Ngee Ann Polytechnic was gracious to admit me into its best Electrical & Electronic Engineering Course because I did well in other subjects. The English lecturer brushed me up by offering me Technical English as an Examinational subject in my first year. I passed my final year and eventually graduated with a Diploma in Engineering majoring in Electronics. My ambition was actually to go to Junior College and continued on to do Engineering in NUS. It is indeed because of my weakness in English Language alone that I decided to proceed to Ngee Ann Polytechnic instead. My Secondary 4 English Language teacher was also a near retiring and very irresponsible one. Almost every English Language lesson, he would come in late with about barely less than 10 or 15 minutes left to go. I came from a poor family and could not afford an English Tutor. Yet he blamed me for failing my English Language and refused to offer me only 1 mark to pass. Finally, for whatever the reasons that this final year NTU Undergraduate had resorted to stabbing his professor and committed suicide eventually have yet to be fully investigated and justice must be done with impartiality.

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