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Parents in S’pore assured: Every school is a haunted school

Parents in S’pore assured: Every school is a haunted school

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No need to compare.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have always thought the schools they personally attended while growing up were the most haunted in Singapore, can finally put their self-centred beliefs aside.

This after the authorities have reiterated that in Singapore, every school is a haunted school.

This is done in a bid to get rid of school rankings for good so as to de-emphasise comparisons across the board and to instead focus on the merits of haunting in each and every school.

One education authority spokesperson, Kao Di Yi, said the benefits of not focusing on rankings will give parents of school-going children the assurance there is no fear of missing out: “Parents need not worry that their offspring are not getting the most out of their education just because he or she is not in a particular haunted school.”

“Even though there have been many articles online speculating about which schools in Singapore are more haunted, we need to remember schools are all haunted in their own unique way.”

The education authorities also reiterated that it is looking into ways to make the haunting at each and every school more standardised.

For example, all schools will have at least one female toilet cubicle that is perpetually locked to give the impression that there is something hidden within that cannot be let out, causing students to speculate what lies within.

Other measures would be for teachers to show students that it is rather impossible to carry out an abortion in the toilet or science lab by oneself, as it is simply too noisy. And then flushing the foetus down the toilet and making it out without causing a commotion or letting a teacher see the bloody trail left behind is just not feasible realistically.

This will allow students to come up with more feasible ways their school can be haunted, such as flickering lights and loud banging door sounds during after-school hours to signify there are spirits.

All of these measures will be carried out in a bid to promote creativity within limits and to show that experiences in different schools do not differ that much, given that everyone’s imagination is still limited by certain logical principles and propensity to call out overly elaborate and implausible fraudulent claims.

All schools will also be equipped with a “creepy corner” near the Design and Technology building, where it is rumoured that a lady with long hair and a young child are frequently seen wandering past asking for help.

Parents who heard of these measures said they are heartened that the chance of their children getting possessed and meeting a poltergeist is the same all over Singapore, regardless of socio-economic background or location.

One parent, Kua Teo Qwee, said: “The last thing I want is for my child who goes to a neighbourhood school to meet a Pontianak, while his cousin who goes to a SAP school gets to meet a gentlemanly ghost who converses in crisp Queen’s English while wearing a monocle and top hat.”

“This kind of disparity must be done away with.”

“Or else, I have to make a trip to see my MP during Meet-the-People session again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





MOE making teachers pay for parking in schools will help students learn faster to lower costs

MOE making teachers pay for parking in schools will help students learn faster to lower costs

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This will help teachers better decide if weaker students are worth staying back for.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are clapping their hands and nodding their heads in absolute agreement.

This after it was revealed that the Ministry of Education has been mulling since 2015 if teachers should pay for parking their vehicles in schools, as a lot of money has been forgone due to teachers enjoying free parking all along.

One Singaporean, Jin Gian Lui, said she supports MOE charging teachers for parking according to the duration they park their cars: “I support the idea that the cost of parking is levied off teachers, and later transferred to the students.”

“This is economically-sound as it allows weaker students to better buck up faster, or else, it is really going to cost their teachers financially at 50 cents every half-an-hour extra.”

Other Singaporeans agreed this market-based approach is in line with Singapore’s demand-and-supply outlook on life.

Another local, Jiang Dao Li, said: “By charging for parking, it allows teachers to not only focus on syllabus-oriented learning, but transfer vital life skills to their students, whereby they learn early about issues such as opportunity costs and risks transference.”

“Teachers can then also better decide for themselves if certain segments of the student population are worth staying back for in school, or is the teacher going to get out of the school compound 30 minutes early and saving 50 cents in the process.”

“This will greatly aid numeracy in students once paid parking in schools is implemented.”