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Felicia Chin quits NUS in June, university ranked top in Asia in Sept

Posted on 11 September 2013

Experts debate: Coincidence or causality detected?


After heeding Khaw Boon Wan’s advice that a degree is useless and cannot be eaten, sexually attractive MediaCorp actress Felicia Chin quit NUS in June to go back to acting where she can make it big and earn more money.

Her exit from the institution of higher learning had sparked intense debate over whether a degree from NUS would signal that you are ugly, and that’s why you need to study hard to make it in life.

Now, the debate continues to rage on.

This after Felicia Chin’s exit in June resulted in NUS to be ranked top in Asia according to the World University Rankings released yesterday.

Professor Tak Chek, a lecturer at NUS, said this sequence of events is not coincidental: “If Felicia Chin was still around NUS, we would have ranked lower than NTU, which would have been a crime.”

NTU is ranked seventh in Asia this year, which is still nowhere near Champions League qualifying material.

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