Economic Society of Singapore

Is Our Educational System Able To Meet The Challenges Of Globalisation?

2005 MAS-ESS Essay Competition Award Ceremony – “Is Our Educational System Able To Meet The Challenges Of Globalisation?”

The 2005 MAS-ESS Essay Competition Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with ESSAnnual Dinner 2005.

 

In his opening remarks, Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Assistant Managing Director (Economic Research and Financial Stability) of MAS and President of ESS, said that this year’s competition attracted over 60 submissions, many of which were of very high quality. As a result, it was a challenge for the judges to select the winning essays. The winning essays in both categories had shared a common focus, stressing on the importance of fostering greater understanding of global issues, promoting critical and innovative thinking, encouraging enterprise and diverse talents, and improving the communication skills of our students.

Clickhereto download Dr Khor Hoe Ee’s Opening Remark.

 

The 2005 MAS-ESS Essay Competition Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the ESS Annual Dinner 2005.

In his opening remarks, Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Assistant Managing Director (Economic Research and Financial Stability) of MAS and President of ESS, said that this year’s topic was chosen to encourage the students to research and reflect on an issue with an international dimension, unlike in previous years when the topics had a domestic focus.

Despite the challenge faced, the competition saw an increase in the number of essays as compared to previous years. Over 80 essays were received, many of which were of high quality. The winning essays in both categories showed a depth of understanding of global economic developments and a maturity of thought highly commendable. Both stressed that with Asia’s growing economic clout comes greater responsibilities on the world stage and that Asia’s actions have implications for the rest of the world. Regional cooperation and integration should be seen as a key step towards globalization, by encouraging countries to liberalize and open up their economies.

Winners and Essays

(L to R) Thum Jie Liang, Joe-Han Ho, Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Ms Ho Ching, Joshua Liaw, Maureen Tee, Judith Huang & Huang Zhipeng

Attractive cash prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of the 2005 competition. MAS & ESS thank all for their participation. Congratulations to the Winners:

Pre-University Category
University Category
First Prize

Mr Thum Jie Liang

Hwa Chong Junior College

Mr Joshua Liaw/Ms Maureen Tee Zhi En (Joint)

Singapore Management University

Second Prize

Ms Judith Huang Si Ying/Mr Huang Zhipeng (Joint)

Accepted into Harvard University/Yale University

Third Prize

Ms Pepper Lee Jeng Yee

Raffles Junior College

Mr Samuel Goh Shao Ming

University of Auckland