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Primary 5 students studying for PSLE now

Posted on 24 November 2012

Secondary 3 students studying for ‘O’ Levels now.

After PSLE results were released few days ago, Tampines Regional Library saw a surge in number of youths going there to study for next year’s finals starting this weekend.

With the release of PSLE results on Thursday, Singapore has been on an exam high the past few days.

Even with the avoidance of mentioning who scored the highest where, Singaporean parents and students alike are at fever pitch — they are hell bent on breaking all academic achievement records for next year’s finals.

At Tampines Regional Library on a Saturday morning, scores of excited 11-year-olds and 15-year-olds were seen queuing up to enter the premises.

They were there before the library’s 11 a.m. opening to choped good seats for the rest of the day.

“I am here to study for my PSLE exam next year,” said Tao Nao Pai, an 11-year-old boy, who could possibly be a girl, because he hasn’t reached puberty and his voice hasn’t broken yet.

Another 15-year-old boy, Zhen Yong Gong, said: “I will spend the next 50 weekends here to prepare for my ‘O’ Levels.”

He said he plans to emulate Workers’ Party’s Chen Show Mao, a high-flying scholar-corporate type, who will become future prime minister of Singapore.

Parents of students who were also seen camping out at the libraries island-wide have expressed support for their children’s ambitions.

One of the parents told New Nation: “I studied hard, found a high-paying job and now I can afford to raise two families. One here, one in Batam.”

Later, he drove off in his Mercedes Benz with another mistress in tow.

She could be from China.

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