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Postby Koalabear » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:02 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
Koalabear wrote:I remember you can always defer your university study can't you?


No you cannot. It has long change since 2005. This is why I said be careful with what you advise people here. Go and google Dr. Ng Ee Heng speech on this


What has it got to do with Dr Ng? He is the dean of that US university?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:22 am

OK my bad wrong spelling on the name

Dr. Ng Eng Heng

Therefore, MINDEF will only grant deferment for pre-enlistees to gain their basic educational qualifications of ‘A’ levels, polytechnic diploma, or below. This is reasonable as most of our 18 year old NS enlistees would either have completed their basic qualification programme or are about to complete it. [b]As university degrees are considered higher educational qualifications, deferments for university studies will no longer be allowed. This new policy for deferments has been in place from the end of last year.[/b]

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/resour ... eech2.html
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Postby Koalabear » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 10:16 am

Mad Scientist wrote:OK my bad wrong spelling on the name

Dr. Ng Eng Heng

Therefore, MINDEF will only grant deferment for pre-enlistees to gain their basic educational qualifications of ‘A’ levels, polytechnic diploma, or below. This is reasonable as most of our 18 year old NS enlistees would either have completed their basic qualification programme or are about to complete it. [b]As university degrees are considered higher educational qualifications, deferments for university studies will no longer be allowed. This new policy for deferments has been in place from the end of last year.[/b]

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/resour ... eech2.html


I think you misunderstood me. I say the op can defer his university study, not his NS. I knew the policy long ago (I was there when the policy rolled out and my juniors were kbing the whole time even though they only need to serve 2 years.) You probably read too fast and thought I said defer FOR university study.

Im a 100% supportive of mindef's no deferment policy. My friends used to slog out for more than 2 years now they have it easy and still want deferment? KNN CJB


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