YOU UPSET MY STUDENTS, YOU UPSET ME!

Written by Uyen Le-Khuc

That is pretty much the attitude of the National University of Singapore (NUS) when one of its students reported being sexual harassed by a director of a local tech firm. Upon hearing the complaints from the student, who was offered twice the usual internship allowance provided she accompany him on a business trip without telling the school, NUS quickly barred the firm from hiring interns from the school. The university also subsequently filed a police report in April. The firm has had bad records with NUS anyway; between 2016 and last year, three other female students from different departments complained about unfair work practices in the company and terminated their internships, despite not filing any police report as they did not want to pursue the matter any further. Of course, local education institutions did not wait to act against the perpetrator – LASALLE and Nanyang Technological University removed the firm from their portals, while Singapore Management University is reviewing the company.

(featured photo from The Straits Times)

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