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Northeast Line delay causes student to miss PSLE oral exam

Posted by temasektimes on August 19, 2012

The latest delay in the Northeast Line on Friday not only caused inconvenience to thousands of commuters, but caused one Primary Six student to miss their PSLE oral examinations as well.

The state media reported one Primary Six student who missed his PSLE oral examination due to the train delay:

Another student was almost late if not for his neighbor’s kind gesture to drive him to school.

Speaking to queries from the state media, a Ministry of Education (MOE) spokesperson said no candidates will be disadvantaged or penalized for being late if their delay was caused by the disruption.

However, it is not known if the delay may have caused frayed nerves among the students and affect their performance during the oral examination.

The student who missed the oral examination was arranged to take the examination on another day.

Though SBS Transit ‘apologized’ for the latest screw-up, it reminded commuters that it offered free shuttle bus services only out of ‘goodwill’ as it had no obligation to do so as the trains were ‘only’ delayed.

 

14 Responses to “Northeast Line delay causes student to miss PSLE oral exam”

  1. NaBey said

    If the oral topic is about MRT breakdown, then this student will surely cow beh cow bu and score!!

  2. Invictus said

    Are these service providers idiotic. When you fail to deliver the services promised, you have a moral obligation to make good of these lapses.
    Which business school did their leaders graduate from ? Try this in a truly competitive environment and see your fate.
    LTA, you must structure a set of protocol for these service providers during failure of service promise. Otherwise, open up the industry to competitors if the incumbent proves incompetent

  3. WTF said

    out of goodwil??? DAFUQ!

  4. Richard said

    Once in a life time or every 50 years. Unavoilable.

  5. Singapuraboi said

    Hire FT engineers and u get breakdowns and delays. And don’t tell me that when the locals were working on the trains, the system was very new. If so then how do u explain the new circle line breaking down. Don’t justify ur oversight and poor judgment. I have been served by FTs whose service quality is far off from even the local aunties.

  6. Ron said

    I rode the EW line today at 10.45 AM. Today is Hari Raya and hence the crowd is large at Clementi. And the trains were operating on week-end schedule. The train was very crowded and the air-con was hardly working. I am disgusted with the apologies and such poor service for a supposedly First World nation.

    It is time to dismiss a whole bunch of SMRT top management and bring in new blood. How many more apologies need to be issued? I hope the ex-SAF chief who will soon be the CEO will act decisively. The previous CEO was interested in marketing and getting more commercial revenue. SMRT is in such a sorry state now.

    The PAP better take heed. Carry on with such failures and 2016 will be a very different story than 2011.

    Mod’s reply:

    No worries. Nothing will happen in 2016 as the PAP still has its ‘B’ team to count on:

    ‘If the PAP fails to win a majority in the next GE, the Workers Party will form a coalition govt with it to keep it in power.’ – WP MP Pritam Singh, May 2011

    • AntiPigs&Pigs said

      Then, we have to make sure that even the WP do not get elected also in 2016.

    • Gar said

      The people making decisions dont take MRT, and that is the problem. How would they know the horrifying experience of no-air con train with little to non ventilations? Even if they take the trains for show, it is organised to everything tip top conditions like LHL taking the train during Lunar New Year.

  7. solaris8899 said

    simple. ask those papa try to take mrt to work in peak hours, to feel what we feel.
    we are not keen of their sweet talk.
    action will tell everything but yet we still see mrt system breakdown.

  8. Raven Eve said

    A father begged this kind blogger to let him take the cab first because his daughters were crying and scared that they were going to miss their tamil oral exam.
    http://qinrawks.blogspot.sg/2012/08/a-tale-of-good-fortune-amidst-bad-day.html

    “the kids were actually crying from the worry of missing their Tamil oral examination and so I couldn’t really deny him. And also he was really panicky, like he sounded super nervous and was on the verge of a breakdown.”

  9. P Koh said

    There will always be “hliccups” in life and we all just have to learn to live in and with it.

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