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95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechnic

Postby tankee » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:10 pm

SINGAPORE - A "system error" resulted in 95 students who were not eligible for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) being issued eligibility forms, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday.

"On 17 December 2012, after the release of the GCE 'N' Level results, a system error was discovered, which had resulted in 271 students being issued eligibility forms for PFP with wrongly-computed ELMAB3 aggregate scores stated on these forms," said the MOE in a statement.

The system double-counted grades for subjects that the student had sat for at the actual 'N' Level and 'O' Level Preliminary examinations, although each subject should only be counted once, with the better of the two grades being used.

The PFP is a one-year programme that offers a practice-oriented curriculum to better prepare Normal (Academic) students for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses.

The MOE said it took "immediate steps" to address the situation.

On Tuesday, it started calling each of the 271 affected students to inform them of the error. As of 5.45pm Wednesday, 256 students had been successfully contacted and 15 were unreachable.

"MOE regrets the inconvenience caused by this error. We understand the disappointment of the affected students who were given application details for the PFP but are actually not eligible, as well as their parents' disappointment," said the ministry.

All 95 affected students who are not eligible for the PFP may progress on to Secondary Five, or apply for the Direct Entry Scheme to Polytechnics (DPP) if they meet the DPP eligibility criteria, said the MOE.

- TODAY/ir

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 99/1/.html

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby tankee » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:12 pm

this is a very terrible error

nothing worst than raising people's hope than dismissing it

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby Essential » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:15 pm

What a system mistake . All the 95 students 空欢喜一场

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby sinoboy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:15 pm

Wrong result already very stressful already now got to study Sec 5 and stress one more year. No end to stress. :yikes:

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby Essential » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:26 am

This 95 parents should request to see the paper double confirm the calculation

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby winchester » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 am

that is devastatingly cruel - no apology is ever enough but "regrets the inconvenience" is weak. can't even say "apologise"? unless for protection from legal liability can never use the word "apologise"

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby pirate » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:52 pm

winchester wrote:that is devastatingly cruel - no apology is ever enough but "regrets the inconvenience" is weak. can't even say "apologise"? unless for protection from legal liability can never use the word "apologise"

"We are really sorry for the distress caused."

See? That's how you apologize properly. Like that also dunno how to do. How to teach our kids? :duck:

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby Twinkies » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:55 pm

winchester wrote:that is devastatingly cruel - no apology is ever enough but "regrets the inconvenience" is weak. can't even say "apologise"? unless for protection from legal liability can never use the word "apologise"



Yes, totally agreed with you... that is devastatingly cruel!!

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby pinky » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:59 pm

system error means no humans involved :evil: :slapshead:

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Re: 95 students wrongly informed abt eligibility 4 polytechn

Postby AdonciaTang » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Hope it doesnt happen again

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