Time stamp on degrees: netizens rip into MP for making incredulous suggestion

In the name of getting folks to constantly refresh, reskill, upskill, upgrade (or however you wish to call it) themselves, Member of Parliament (MP) for West Coast Group Representation Constituency Mr Ang Wei Neng suggested during his recent budget debate speech that all university degrees attained be accorded a shelf life of 5 years, thereafter one must periodically attend relevant courses in order to renew his/her "expired" credentials. In his own words:

"We may need to put a time stamp on degrees conferred by the universities ... one radical idea is to put it as a requirement that the graduates have to attend upgrading courses every five years or so. If you do not upgrade, the degree will fade over time and you no longer can claim the degree as your credentials after a while."

If you find Mr Ang's recommendation absolutely incredulous bordering on preposterous, you are not alone. Netizens wasted no time deriding the villain of the hour; a handful implored him to come down from his ivory tower, others fiecely queried who will ultimately shoulder the financial costs associated with having to "go back to school" time and again, then there were some who cheekily demanded that he step aside given his own degrees (fun fact: he earned his MBA in 2000) would have long been deemed invalid.

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