A train delay on the North-East Line (NEL) yesterday morning made one pupil miss the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) oral exam.
Delays lasted as long as 50 minutes, in both directions.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Education told The New Paper that candidates would not be disadvantaged or penalised for being late if their delay was caused by the disruption. “Candidates who are late for oral examinations due to public transport service disruptions can take them on another day,” he said.
SBS Transit has apologised for the delay. It was due to a power fault, which was caused by a broken stainless steel bolt, in the north-bound tunnel between HarbourFront and Outram Park stations, it said in a press release yesterday.