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Blogger Questions If TPJCians Are Just Dumb

Stereotypes, oh stereotypes. A male blogger had recently questioned asked if TPJCians can ever do well in their (academic) endeavours even if we worked really hard for it. The blogger, who conspicuously belongs to TPJC, even went further by generalizing and condemning the 'malicious' politics present in Junior Colleges.



















I personally do not concur with the statements that he made. He should not have threw all of us in the same boat before shooting at it. For the record, not all Project Work members actually maligned each other for their own personal gains! Instead, we work together and this is evident in the recent progress that we made as a college.

Do share with us your opinions regarding this topic by commenting below.

11 comments:

facebook said...
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i have seen worse than this. there is 'tpjc slut' 'tpjc scandal' and many more.

sg is gg internet savvy. better ask those bloggers not to spoil our image online.

seriously.

Anonymous said...
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he has the right to give his comments please. let him say what he wants.

freedom of speech, people!

naS said...
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wad an idiot. is he just dumb.

Anonymous said...
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Aiya... He's just venting on his blog what... Why bothers you??? Maybe his state of mind when he post wasn't stable... I think there are more people who are stereotype... It's just one that you see and buay song... take it easy la... Or think in another way... Prove them WRONG!!!

>.< said...
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i guess everyone's entitled to an opinion..

btw, wad the person wrote , i don see it happening in tpjc (at least not yet)...

P said...
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hi there, i'm from another jc, one of the top jcs. kinda think its stupid when people think only like the top jc are full of smarties and the rest, are basically the rest. haha I for one with my less than decent grades, can clearly say at least half of you in any other jc, with the effort put in, could make it in the top jcs. at the end of the day its the same exams

i have a few friends in TPJC, and I've been inside the school. They are all nice people, and down to earth. In fact, its students in 'normal' jcs (dont get me wrong) who are more nicer and down to earth and not constantly competing to see who is smarter. The jc feel is somewhat the same everywhere in my opinion. and as i'm in J2 now, I can only wish I could have more time in jc.

Anonymous said...
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well said, P. sometimes we don't do well cos we don't make an effort to study. Perhaps it's because we simply have no interest in studies, not because me,he or she is stupid. It all boils down to whether u want, not whether u can.For example, if an ITE student turns out to be a millionaire when he happened to trod on some profitable business in which he has tremendous interest on, nobody will say he is stupid anymore. anyway, singapore's education is screwed, emphasis on results is extremely bad for us(students).Just my 2 cents' worth. =)

P said...
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tell me about it. perhaps they're slowly realising and trying to diversify. but it'll take years. and it took so long for them to take out the rankings of jc, but its still silently classified. The damage was well and truly done during the previous 'kiasu ages'

hopefully by the time we're parents we can eliminate some of the existing prejudice thinkings such as this

azhar said...
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Yes, some Singaporeans are just too judgemental. They tend to judge people based solely on qualifications.

I have witnessed such cases and am truly regretful that discrimination based on qualifications or level of education actually still exists in Singapore.

The truth is success comes when we work hard, not depending on which school you go to. There are very successful TPJCians who have done very well in 'A' levels and so on.

So yeah. =)

Anonymous said...
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Yes.there're naturals who can silent out the negative tags on them to go on to succeed in life.but there're also some who wil be burdened by these,when they are actually capable of succeeding in life.when will parents learn?or maybe even the govt learn?not a chance in the near future i suppose.it's a sad society here in singapore.

Anonymous said...
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I have to concur that the education system in Singapore is indeed too focused on results and tend to exert unnecessary pressure on students to perform academically.

It's sad that focus on other areas of development are often lost or they take a backseat to academic achievement.


Personally, I like the TPJC mission very much: To inspire excellence of achievement, driven by a passion for learning and a zest for life.

And I think schools in general need to be able to achieve that.

To inspire students to strive for excellence in everything and every aspect of their lives and not to tell them that if they can't they are losers. The key here is to inspire them to strive for it. It's an ATTITUDE. And this attitude can make winners out of losers. Sure, it takes time. But no athlete becomes an Olympic champion overnight.

To instil in students a passion of learning is important. That is when they get the motivation to learn and to study. How much can we teach in class? Looking at the seemingly-impossible-to-complete-in-totality syllabi of the JC education (actually, I think the Secondary one is becoming worse too), I don't think there is time for students to really digest the information they receive in class.

To help students develop a zest for life. This is very important. How many students are already jaded in their teenage years? Isn't that a little too early to be jaded by the demands and pressures of life? Yet, this seems to be an increasing trend. A zest for life means to have enthusiasm, to be interested, to be yearning for more of life. And that can only come about when students are given the exposure and opportunities to see the world. Not just in travelling but also in experiencing the different aspects and strata of society.

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