Help this 21-year-old get into NUS!

Posted on 20 April 2012

Poly grad denied entry into NUS Computer Science, starts personal appeal website.

By Belmont Lay

If you’ve had enough of all that doom and gloom about our MRT system going tits up even as COE prices breached the stratosphere, on top of the overwrought sex scandal involving a truckload of men that has become nothing less than a grotesque public spectacle, here’s something to lighten your mood and perhaps restore your faith in humanity before this week comes to a close.

Alvin Wang started a personal appeal website to up his chances of getting into NUS. What's your excuse again?

Here goes: A very tech-savvy 21-year-old, by the name of Alvin Wang, has started a personal online appeal page called “Help Alvin Get Into School“.

His story is fairly straightforward: Alvin graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Information Technology two years ago.

But the deal is, his application to pursue a degree in Computer Science at National University of Singapore was rejected.

Instead of feeling disheartened and end up peddling his story anonymously to some sad sack website or Internet forum that blames foreigners for everything, he uses his God-give initiative to start his own personal appeal page to garner support, and hence, a better shot at completing his tertiary education.

The question is: Will he stand a better chance of getting into NUS when he applies again just because of this appeal site? (As of April 20, 2012 @ 2 a.m., there are 3,000 Likes.)

Will NUS buy this sort of antics?

Hey, who knows? Even Alvin himself sounds sceptical about his chances.

But you got to love this kid for trying!

He is gunning to become a developer, is obviously in love with his craft and appears technically competent – given that his website is eye-catching, fuss-free and funky without all that jazz and overkill.

So, to all of you who are reading this, please share this story far and wide.

“Like” Alvin’s appeal website on Facebook. Spread the word so it gets around.

I’ll use whatever means I have at my disposal to get your website noticed by the Dean, ok?

This guy deserves a shot at getting into university!

Because even though jumping up and down all the time blaming everything and everyone for our lot in life might be an option or something we are getting used to, I think it is obvious that we also have the choice of proactively doing something – even if it’s just this once – to help one fellow out.

Someone, someday might just repay you that favour.

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  • Just Try Lah

    If he was rejected. Than he is not good enuf.

    he was offered is but he rejected from some sources.
    His result not tat good. Merit not good enuf for nus or ntu. Distinction sure can.

    • damned

      Bull crap from another FT.

  • Skeptical about it.
  • battobasu

    His work is based on a microsoft demo called firefly and a us company by the name teehanlax has came up with the same thing earlier than his.

  • Guest

    If this guy successfully got into NUS, I will burn my lecture notes, delete all my assignments and quit school. Then, I will start to do my own personal appeal website.

    And I believe other rejected students will do the same. Brace yourselves.

  • scam

    Bull crap from another FT.

    Singapore is undermining her
    students because there is a plan to import 50% FTs, especially
    malaysians to fill the jobs. Hence you are undermined by negative
    marking to fail you. Then they have bias selection for attachment and
    undermine the rest. So you see all the examples given of whatever jobs, are actually of either females, or of FTs / PRs. True info are few, false info to mislead you alot. Better be careful.

    Now you see all the scam news ranging from Malaysia, NS, etc to delay and stop you. All coming from them. For your information, 145,000 Malaysians went to Singapore in 2013 flooded the market resulting in no jobs. So they came up with the scam about not taking in FTs for 3 years since the intake is about 55K per year. It caused a boom and many citizens were left out – had to queue for HDBs, etc waited as long as 5 years.

    Jobsbank is actually recruiting FTs asit advertises overseas and is modelled on the Australia’s skill assessment for foreigners for immigration purposes but without real skill assessment. Many HR set up by FT recruit mostly own villagers and the system is made such that PRs are cheaper without having to
    contribute CPF so get job first and no medsave contribution = no support
    for med industry. You know most of them work in GLCs.
    Finally, you end up below them because these FTs are mostly rejected when they try to emigrate to Australia, UK, etc. So they went to Singapore instead… but never contribute anything other than take up your jobs and share in Singaporean’s wealth. Then they repatriate all the earnings back home – to
    motherland.