Working adults may get more opportunities to pursue degrees in MOE-funded programmes

Well, nice initiative, but I’ve already upskilled TWICE.

Also, studying and working at the same time sucks. Also did this multiple times. It’s less xiong than doing this in the Army, but you aren’t going to get less responsibilities even if you’re upskilling yourself. A lot of places simply don’t have the manpower accounting for you going off somewhere.

It also doesn’t help that many of these upskilling initiatives require 100% from you, meaning you are heavily discouraged from working whilst studying too.

Upskilling is a huge timesink for non-guaranteed results even if you manage to get a pisa paper out of it (and, I’m already unhappy about the pisa paper or portfolio being a requirement for many jobs).