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O-level students apologise to Khaw Boon Wan for making NEL MRT spoil, doing badly for exams

O-level students apologise to Khaw Boon Wan for making NEL MRT spoil, doing badly for exams

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


Thousands of O-level 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 the North East Line broke down on Monday morning, Oct. 26, for two hours during peak hour, when O-Level Additional Maths and various A-Level language exams were scheduled.

One O-level 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 North East 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 O-level results will be affected, I cannot enter junior college, 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 five to 10 years’ time as a result of many of this current batch not doing well for their O-level exams, 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.”






Alcohol ban sees Clarke Quay’s Read Bridge attracting students looking for conducive quiet place to study

Alcohol ban sees Clarke Quay’s Read Bridge attracting students looking for conducive quiet place to study

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People who enjoy meditating also go there now.


Students from all walks of life, who like to go outside of their house to study because studying in the comforts of one’s own home is too mainstream, said they have found a new study haven in Clarke Quay.

This after Singapore’s alcohol ban came into force on April 1, 2015, where drinking in public is banned from 10.30pm to 7am, and suddenly, Clarke Quay has become very quiet.

One student Ai Tak Chek, said: “The authorities have done a great job opening up Clarke Quay to different users. It used to be all party and revelry, but now students and people who enjoy meditating come here as it is quiet and conducive for concentrating.”

“What’s more Read Bridge, which was filled with party-goers, has finally lived up to it’s name: It is now a library-like place, quiet and peaceful.”

Another student, said more can be done in Singapore to turn other party areas into centres for cerebral concentration: “I would really love to see Zouk being turned into a library. That would allow those who enjoy reading to have a place to read at night.”

“When that is done, maybe some time at the end of this year, St James Power Station can be turned into a library.”


No alcohol, no cry:

Alcohol failed to cause riot at Clark Quay the past year since Little India riot occurred