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Monday, June 21, 2010

Taylor's Open Day (June)

Can't believe I can edit photos faster and still able to take some remarkable pictures even after weeks of not touching the camera! :)  

Anyway, I just spent my weekend helping out in the most recent Taylor's Open Day for the July intake. My job was basically categorized as in the admission/registration team, as I helped on student ID documenting and supported the registration procedures (my secondary objectives)

And yeah, I managed to capture a few photos during my resting hours. And this is it. :)

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Oops, wrong composition. Raffi, my senior managed to capture a better shot of visitors in the previous Open Days.

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Design school booth. 

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Biomedics  

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Mr. Phillip consulting parents. I missed his lectures, he always shares a lot of interesting stories, with lessons of life. 

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Consultations in the Hospitality and Tourism booth. 

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Taylor's Engineering's Buggy. 


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So, this is how they make COD: Modern Warfare 2. (School of Computing's Booth)

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Communications' Booth: Pao's horror short film on abuse seemed to captivate many audiences.


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Mr. Benjamin Loh consulting for the School of Communication - my school :) He has a lot of knowledge about the communication industries. 


Anyway, as I was working, a lot of things went through my mind. One of them was about education. It reminded me during my degree's orientation where there was an argument on the statement "Is education a right or a privilege?"


It is a human rights for everyone to have education, but if I were to say it politically correct, tertiary level education today is a privilege. I don't see any sense when it comes to the fact that social classes are divided through the quality of education. For example, the rich kids deserve world class educations from international schools, while those who can't afford it will study in government schools. 


While the poor will end their education profiles in their Form 6/ A Levels equivalent results, only the rich deserve the privilege to study for a Bachelor's Degree. However, half of them applied for govt. loans and these unfortunate ones will have no choice but to have more debts as they enter the workforce. 


By looking at this fact of inequality, something is very wrong. Education shouldn't be seen as a business or a course to find knowledge - it should be the tool for the development of humanity. I believe universities (or academias) during the days of the Greek philosophers are much more different than what universities are today, for people like Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, etc, are all great thinkers who don't focus on profits. 
















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