tyeogh wrote:sleepy wrote:
500 is how many % of cohort?
need to know cohort size to make comparison
Waaa!! My name Google ah? LoL. Wu Kwee Turtle lah! Cohort size I dunno. 1999 population approx 4m. Today, 5.3m
So what should be the corresponding NEW GEP size?
(sounds like my daughters GEP maths question sia.....haha!)
tyeogh wrote: look into expanding GEP to 1,000 places instead. Our systems need to catch up with the foreigner growth, much like the MRT and bus networks.
Just trying to discuss your view that gep intake 'need to catch up with foreign growth'
My gut feel is although population increased but number of babies born each year are not exactly on uptrend. Many migrants are already adult when they came to Singapore. So the population increase % may not be in sync with the number of babies born.
Not expecting you to know the cohort size. I have no idea either
What I'm trying to say is unless we know the cohort size (if data is made available), this 1% (plus minus) of cohort probably has been pretty consistent all along. At least that was the impression given during the gep parents briefing presentation.
So if present this argument to MOE that gep intake 'need to catch up with foreign growth' is probably not a strong argument unless data is made available to analyse the % intake trend over the last decade and perhaps even further break down the numbers between citizen and foreigners to see if there's indeed a significant shift in gep intake distribution.
In the 1980s and 1990s, I suppose there would be close to 100% citizen in gep. So what's the shift in % now? How significant is that shift in %? Would that % be 'acceptable' to most citizens? Oh boi, DATA, we need data
With more info, you can present a stronger and more convincing case to MOE.
I'm sitting on the fence at this moment until more data is made known. At this point, it's seems inconclusive. I'm a citizen by the way
However, I do support the argument that some forumers raised earlier. To take up citizenship if a foreign student is admitted to gep.