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PSLE students apologise to Khaw Boon Wan for making Downtown Line spoil, doing badly for exams

Posted on 04 October 2016

They accept full responsibility if their results are not good, fail to get good jobs in future.


Thousands of PSLE students from all walks of life, who rely on the public transport system to get them to their life-determining final examination venue on time because cars are for parents who are rich enough to drive, have come out to apologise to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

This after a dislodged platform door caused a two-hour disruption on the Downtown Line during the morning peak period on Oct. 4, when the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Science paper was scheduled to take place at 8.15am, as well as several examinations for GCE N-Level students.

One PSLE student, Buay Tak Chek, said he is sorry for not being able to do well for the exam having arrived at the exam venue flustered and barely making it on time: “I am sorry I am unable to make the Downtown Line work smoothly because I was inconsiderate enough to take the train with everyone else at the same time.”

“I am going to be a letdown to Singapore and her economy because my PSLE results will be affected, I cannot enter secondary school, can’t get into a local university and end up not being able to afford to study overseas.”

“With no degree, I doubt even SkillsFuture can save me next time.”

Other students said they must be blamed for their actions if there ever was a dearth of civil servants in 10 years’ time as a result of many of this current batch not doing well for their PSLE, and subsequently, won’t have a local degree and will not be considered for a government sector position.

Another student, Mei Qian Tu, said: “Students must be blamed for taking the MRT train at the same time in the morning. If we organised ourselves better by not taking the train at the same time, the MRT will not break down and our future will not be affected.”

“Our lack of good grades is our own doing and we will accept all consequences.”

“We would like to register our deep regret and sincere apologies to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.”

“Even as MRT lines keep breaking down, he must not feel that his 70 percent strong mandate is under any threat of wavering, because that is an issue below his pay scale.”

“We hope he will stay on as transport minister forever and not feel like he is to be blamed for anything.”

“Moreover, this is not a cross he should be willing to bear because the public is the one that takes the MRT regularly and makes it spoil, while he is never the cause of any problems because he seldom or never takes it at all.”







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  • Picas Soh

    I feel there is too many train line which made maintenance complicated and not focus.In the past, with only red and green line, there isnt this much problems.
    And this may also be due to the high population of FT coming into Singapore.

  • jlsb

    I think these student ought should volunteer themselves and fix the mrt train after 12am to show they are remorse. lol