I AM a parent of children who recently graduated and I have queries about the salary scale of government servants who are degree holders.
I believe that there are differences in the salaries of government servants, who have graduated with lower second class honours degrees or better, and those who are ordinary undergraduates.
I would like to find out from the relevant authorities or Public Service Commission (SPA) whether the salary differences also affect the Masters and PhD graduates who have obtained distinction (honours)?
As it is difficult to attain this academic achievement, are they – Masters and PhD graduates – appropriately recognised and remunerated?
I also observed that for UK degrees, students are automatically conferred with honours depending on their results after completing their three-year course.
However, students who study in certain countries such as Australia and Singapore are not automatically conferred with honours although they have performed at a similar standard as the students in the UK. This is because in these countries, the students need to study for another year to qualify for honours degrees.
Should the students, who have performed as well, be considered for the same salary scale as the honours students working in the government sector?
As parents, we hope that the relevant authorities could enlighten us on our queries.
– Concerned Parent