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S’poreans react to news that JCs, unis & polys to remain open even as haze forced pri & sec schools to close

Posted on 24 September 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


Primary and secondary schools in Singapore will be closed on Friday, Sept. 25, as haze conditions continue to worsen, the Education Ministry announced on Thursday (Sept. 24).

The decision was made as a precaution, as air quality could enter Hazardous levels.

However, teachers will still have to report to school for work as all Junior Colleges, Centralised Institutes, Universities, Polytechnics and ITEs will remain open. Classes for these students, as well as students in Year 5 and 6 of the Integrated Programme will continue.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “The lives of these older students are less important.”
Lao Gu Dong, 45-year-old old aged home staff


sian-half-uncle “Lee Kuan Yew would have wanted this.”
Lee Zhong Li, 65-year-old chauffeur


happy-bird-girl “I was already planning on playing truant anyways.”
Pon Teng, 17-year-old student










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