• Short Summary

    THE NANYANG UNIVERSITY IN SINGAPORE, THOUGH RARELY FIVE TEARS OLD HAS BEEN THE PRIDE OF OVERHEARS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA ESPECIALLY THE PREDOMINANT COMMUNITY OF 4 MILLION CHINESE IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA.

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    THE NANYANG UNIVERSITY IN SINGAPORE, THOUGH RARELY FIVE TEARS OLD HAS BEEN THE PRIDE OF OVERHEARS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA ESPECIALLY THE PREDOMINANT COMMUNITY OF 4 MILLION CHINESE IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA.

    FOUNDED BY THE MALAYAN CHINESE COMMUNITY, THE BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS OF NANYANG UNIVERSITY, SPEED OVER 500 ACRES OF LAND WITH 1,500 STUDENTS WAS ALSO RECOMBING THE ACADEMIC CENTRE FOR CHINESE LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SCHOLARS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

    BUT NANYANG (MEANING SOUTH SEAS) HAS SUFFERED A GREAT SETBACK. BECAUSE THE UNIVERSITY TAUGHT ALL ITS SUBJECTS REACCEPT TECHNICAL ONES IN CHINESE, AND BECAUSE ITS STANDARDS WERE UNDETERMINED DEGREES GIVEN BY THE UNIVERSITY WERE NOT RECOGNIZED BY BOTH SINGAPORE AND MALAYAN GOVERNMENTS.

    THE GOVERNMENTS PREFERRED THE DEGREES GRAFTED BY THE 10 YEAR OLD UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, ALSO IN SINGAPORE, WHICH IS MODELLED ON BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND INSTRUCTED IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE MEDIUM.

    THE PURPOSE OF NANYANG WAS TO PROVIDE HIGHER EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS COMING OUT OF CHINESE SCHOOLS, WHO COULD NOT ENTER UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF COMMAND OVER ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

    AT THE SAME TIME THE NANYANG WANTED ITS DEGREES RECOGNIZED. SO, A FIVE-MAN COMMISSION UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF WEST AUSTRALIA VICE CHANCELLOR S.L. PRESCOTT WAS SET UP, LAST YEAR, IS WAS HELPED BY PROFESSORS FROM FORMOSA, HARVARD, HOLLAND, AND MANILA.

    KARLY THIS WEEK THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY THEM SAID THE COMMISSION COULD BUT "IN GOOD CONECIENGE RECOGNITION OF THE NANYANG DEGREES. IT SAID THE ADMINISTRATION AND CURRIOULAN REQUIRED REORGANIZATION AND ADDED THAT MOST OF START MEMBERS WERE NOT FULLY QUALIFIED.

    THE COMMISSION REPORT HOWEVER SAID THE GOVERNMENT COULD TAKE INTO PUBLIC SERVICE GRADUATES OF THE NANYANG UNIVERSITY PROVIDED THEY PASSED PUBLIC SERVICE AND OTHER DEPARTMENTAL TESTS.

    IN FURTHER RECOMMENDED THAT IN ADHOC COMMITTEE COULD BE SET UP BY THE GOVERNMENT TO STUDY ITS REPORT AND DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND PRIORITY FOR REORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY.

    THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THE REPORT AND HAS APPOINTED A SEVEN MAN COMMITTEE TO STUDY REPORT AND RECOMMEND CHANGES.

    MEANWHILE THE CHINESE COMMUNITY WHICH SPENT MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN SETTING UP THE UNIVERSITY AND CONSIDERED IT A CULTURAL CENTRE WAS HEARTBROKEN TO HEAR THE REPORT. THE LEADERS HOWEVER FACED THE REPORT AS A CONSTRUCTIVE ONE, IF CRITICAL.

    THE STAFFERS QUESTIONED THE COMMENT ON THEIR QUALIFICATION TO TEACH, THE STUDENTS LOST THE HOPE OF BECOMING THE EQUALS, AT LEAST FOR SOMETIME, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA GRADUATES.

    BUT THE ENTIRE CHINESE COMMUNITY IS NOW ONCE AGAIN READY TO STAND BEHIND THE NANYANG TO MAKE IT NOT ONLY THE FIRST BUT THE BEST CHINESE UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGA0LEKKYEH440LTTTP5P6YJN
    Media URN:
    VLVABGA0LEKKYEH440LTTTP5P6YJN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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