NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu to attend disciplinary hearing tomorrow for breaching Code of Conduct for students
Posted by temasektimes on March 12, 2012
A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Sun Xu triggered nationwide outrage with his now infamous remarks on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore’, prompting many Singaporeans to call for his scholarship to be revoked, including Young PAP member and MediaCorp actor Tay Ping Hui.
NUS was finally forced to act after receiving numerous complaints from Singaporeans with its Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye meeting Sun Xu in person to ‘counsel’ him.
In an email reply to a NUS graduate student, the Vice Dean of NUS Engineering Professor Victor Shim stated clearly that Sun Xu has breached the NUS Code of Student Conduct:
“The student concerned has breached the NUS Code of Student Conduct, which reflects the University’s expectations regarding standards of responsible behaviour in our students’ academic and non-academic areas of university life. He also acted in a manner that is detrimental to the reputation, dignity, interest, and welfare of the University. NUS does not condone such behaviour.”
Though Sun’s scholarship was awarded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), it has declined to take firm action against him so far except saying that its scholarship administrators will “take reference from findings of disciplinary proceedings by the National University of Singapore (NUS), where Mr Sun is studying, before recommending what action to take.”
Born to a wealthy and influential family in the affluent city of Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Sun Xu first came to Singapore in 2006 on a MOE scholarship to study in River Valley High School after which he went on to study at Raffles Junior College and NUS where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.
Unlike other students born in Singapore, Sun Xu did not have to pay a SINGLE CENT for his education in Singapore from secondary school all the way to university.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Law Ms Sim Ann revealed recently in Parliament that the Singapore government spends some $36 million dollars on scholarships to over two thousand foreign students each year, or about S$174,00 per scholar.
Meanwhile, our request to know the venue and time of the disciplinary hearing has been rejected by NUS. However, with our sources inside NUS Engineering, we will endeavor to bring you the latest updates on the result of the hearing tomorrow.
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