3 students turned up for their graduation ceremonies last week at Nanyang Polytechnic with hoods that covered their entire faces. 1 of the students even chose to receive his graduation certificate on stage with the hood still on. The other 2 had removed their hoods when they went on stage to receive their certificates.
The student who remained hooded is a graduating student from the NYP School of Interctive and Digital Media. The school director Daniel Tan and the prankster's fellow students were not surprised by his antic, however, as they said "creativity" is common in their school.
But when Mr Lim Biow Chuan, chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education, caught wind of this incident, he gave a statement to the media saying that such actions are unacceptable.
"Graduation ceremonies are solemn occasions marking the end of individuals' learning journeys, and are taken very seriously by students and parents alike."
He added that the student should not have attended the ceremony if he did not want to be recognized.