A North South Line delay this morning caused several students to be late for school and their oral examinations this morning, but the Ministry of Education (MOE) has assured students that they will not be penalized as alternate arrangements have been made.
The PSLE oral examinations are being held today from 8AM onwards.
In a Facebook post posted at 9.36AM, MOE wrote on its Facebook:
According to news reports, students from Bishan Park Secondary School, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, Guangyang Secondary School, Catholic High School, Raffles Institution and Whitley Secondary School were spotted queuing for Bishan MRT station's passenger control station for excuse letters early in the morning to explain why they were late for school.
There were no students in the queue who looked like primary school students.
Nevertheless, some students who were due to take their 'N' level preliminary examinations were not able to make it in time and had to obtain an excuse sheet.