I may be shot for saying this .. but .. as per the Singapore Education system, once you mess it in PSLE, you can kiss any chance of University away .. not that it matters, as almost 3/4th of the Uni students are foreigners ..v4jr4 wrote:I know nothing about the IT curriculum in Singapore, but although there are a lot of swarms of Indian/Filipino IT sources, personally, I think it's not fair to make a direct assumption that SCs are not strong in IT.
and a fair amount of local IT people, in the market, are those who 're-skilled' thanks to the subsidised courses and all, like the wave of people who took up nursing post SARS ..
Yes, there are a lot of local guys, who have been in IT since their graduation, and a lot more who did their Degree / qualifications after being in the industry for a while ..
For example, like a former colleague of mine, who has been eating, breathing and talking of nothing other than Linux, since he was 19 years and is a real maestro
And also a few other colleagues, who 'reskilled' and get agitated when the system behaves differently, or the version update moved the menu bars around .. or, well, when they realise the GUI is missing, they are stuck