PRC scholars and students promised jobs at NTU forum
Posted by temasektimes on September 10, 2012
Despite the recent promises made by the government to limit the inflow of foreign workers, PRC scholars currently studying in Singapore at the expense of taxpayers need not be worried about not being able to find jobs in Singapore.
A forum ‘Immigration policy and career development’ (移民政策与职业发展) was organized by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to reassure its PRC scholars and students that they will not be discriminated in the local job market.
According to a Chinese paper, the forum attracted over 700 participants, most of whom are PRC students who will be graduating next year.
One of the speakers, managing director of a headhunter company Ye Huilian (叶慧莲) said she understand the worries and concerns of the PRC students, but stressed that their anxieties are ‘unfounded’.
Another speaker reassured the PRC students that there are plenty of jobs available for them and they need not be worried about not having one.
The PRC scholars need not pay a SINGLE CENT to study in Singapore and are bonded to work here for a period ranging from three to six years upon graduation while native Singaporeans have to take up study loans to study in their own universities.