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Postby Koalabear » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 1:01 am

alantang_sha wrote:
taxico wrote:
alantang_sha wrote:...Also, I don't see why SG not letting the kids finishing their 1st degree if accepted by "qualified" univ, then back to serve NS. This has/will disturb the study cycle of Sg kids & parents. Worst still, Some univ may not be willing to defer/wait for NS completion..


even lesser incentive for a university graduate (if they some how manage to complete their course) to return and serve NS as they will become more mobile with a bachelor's degree.

but exceptions exist. i went through basic military training in singapore and there were a few university graduates in my platoon. they looked rather old, compared to the rest of the cohort.

also, there are full time NS men who have successfully disrupted their NS to enter and complete their university degrees before returning to serve the remainder of their NS term (usually with either a small or big remainder - none "in between"). though i suspect this is not an easy task for most to accomplish.

finally, if a university refuses to hold a place for a potential student that needs to complete NS, then either the university is awful or the potential student's grades are awful. both of which will make NS disruption outlined above rather difficult.


quite a few universities willing to hold for 1 year, but not 2 years. Acceptance grades may change in 2 years, that the grade may be ok to get in now, but may not be good enough to get a seat 2 years later. Oversea universities (esp good univ) may not be interesteed about SG NS duty.


Just apply a year after he get his grades. Whats the problem? My friends applied for US universities during their NS.

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Postby alantang_sha » Fri, 12 Oct 2012 8:52 am

Koalabear wrote:
alantang_sha wrote:
taxico wrote:
alantang_sha wrote:...Also, I don't see why SG not letting the kids finishing their 1st degree if accepted by "qualified" univ, then back to serve NS. This has/will disturb the study cycle of Sg kids & parents. Worst still, Some univ may not be willing to defer/wait for NS completion..


even lesser incentive for a university graduate (if they some how manage to complete their course) to return and serve NS as they will become more mobile with a bachelor's degree.

but exceptions exist. i went through basic military training in singapore and there were a few university graduates in my platoon. they looked rather old, compared to the rest of the cohort.

also, there are full time NS men who have successfully disrupted their NS to enter and complete their university degrees before returning to serve the remainder of their NS term (usually with either a small or big remainder - none "in between"). though i suspect this is not an easy task for most to accomplish.

finally, if a university refuses to hold a place for a potential student that needs to complete NS, then either the university is awful or the potential student's grades are awful. both of which will make NS disruption outlined above rather difficult.


quite a few universities willing to hold for 1 year, but not 2 years. Acceptance grades may change in 2 years, that the grade may be ok to get in now, but may not be good enough to get a seat 2 years later. Oversea universities (esp good univ) may not be interested about SG NS duty.


Just apply a year after he get his grades. Whats the problem? My friends applied for US universities during their NS.


yes, but my boy more likely go for UK or AUS university, which may be different. will check with them.. Thanks again for the info.

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Postby smoko » Wed, 06 Nov 2013 8:00 am

quote Pazo5 PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:08 am Post subject:
I don't want to 'ditch' my parents. If it comes to the point that I ditch NS and won't be able to see them anymore, then I'll do my NS. But until then, I'll keep on trying to find a way to avoid it.

BTW, my parents and I live in Ireland. My grandparents live in SG and Malaysia. My dad hasn't seen his mother in about 5 years, so ditching must run in the family.




Pazo5 and his Singaporean parents are living in Ireland. In the case of Pazo5, if he doesn't register for N.S at 16.5 or 17 years old, would his parents still need to put up bond if Pazo5 write to CMPB that he wishes to renounce his Singapore citizenship and does not want to register or serve N.S?

A bond is a guarantee that Pazo5 would return but in this case, Pazo5 already announce his decision not to return and in countries like Ireland, Pazo5, being 17 cannot be compelled by parents to do anything. So the parents are in no position to guarantee.


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