41 000 Affected in Peak Hour Train Disruption

41,000 commuters, including ‘A’ and ‘O’ Level students on their way to take their examinations, were affected by the train service disruption along the North-East Line (NEL) yesterday (26 Oct).

However, less than 20 students were late for the major national examinations, said the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB). Most of the affected students arrived within 30 minutes of the start of their papers, and were granted the full duration of time allotted for their papers. 

In a statement yesterday, SEAB said that it has in place contingency plans to deal with “events that may disrupt the conduct of the national exams”. It had worked with all schools to inform candidates that in the event of a train disruption, they can take their exam at other schools near the train stations. However, those who are able to make it to their designated exam centre before the end of the paper should still do so.

What are your views on the contingency plans for students who are affected by the train disruption?


NEL powerfault affects 41,000 in morning peak (The Straits Times, 27 Oct),  
Fewer than 20 late for exams despite NEL disruption (The Straits Times, 27 Oct)

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