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‘Revoke their degrees if they fail to start a family’

Posted on 29 March 2013

Public demanding NTU undergrads’ degrees revoked if they fail to live up to their own pro-family campaign message.

The four NTU undergrads responsible for the pro-family campaign.

The four NTU undergrads responsible for the pro-family campaign.

The stakes are high and there is no turning back for a group of four final year undergraduates from NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

The four, responsible for “The Singaporean Fairytale” campaign that is trying to force a mindset change among the younger generation to settle down and have children, is facing serious public backlash.

Now, the public-at-large is demanding that the undergraduates who came up with the campaign to either live up to the message in the fairy tales that they have portrayed, or have their grades lowered and degrees revoked even after they have graduated.

One member of the public, Bu Shuang Kuai, said: “Let’s just wait and see how these four undergraduates turn out — if they can get married and have children just like they said or spend their days focusing on their careers and partying their lives away.”

“Ask people to settle down, they themselves should show that they can do it first.”

It is understood that the four undergraduates are in their early twenties. Hence, they don’t know what real life is.

And the objective of their campaign — as part of the National Family Council’s meddling with Singaporeans’ lives — is to “encourage couples in a committed long-term relationship or newly married couples between the ages of 21 and 28 to be more receptive and open to starting a family earlier”.

This aspect, in particular, has come under intense fire.

Other members of the public have suggested that their grades are tied to their future.

Nina Beh, a single woman but with an active sex life, said: “If they fail to get married and have kids by, say, 28 years old, they should have their grades revoked and degrees taken away from them retroactively.”

So what measures can the four undergraduates take to prevent the worst case scenario?

“They can start saying goodbye to condoms,” Beh said.

One of the messages in The Singaporean Fairytale is to ask people to drink less alcohol and party less because alcohol weakens sperms.

One of the messages in The Singaporean Fairytale is to ask people to drink less alcohol and party less because alcohol weakens sperms.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/PaulaHinsleyRobinson Paula Robinson

    People should only have children when they are ready. By 28? Really? So they should have to just settle for a husband/wife and have kids they aren’t ready for just so they don’t lose a degree they worked hard for? Kinda ridiculous. Children should be born out of love and want, not government forced procreation.

  • barnecle

    nina beh…. nice name

  • rancor

    Seriously, i dealt with NTU comms degree people before…. all full of shit, no substance

    • danielfoo

      what were you dealing them? char kway teow? only the stupidest people generalise. and i’m not saying all char kway teow sellers are stupid. you just happen to be stupid.