12 Jan '18, 12pm

Students charged for missing “prom” & threatened to have ‘O’ Level results withheld, explained https://t.co/7rLyKk7jYG

Students charged for missing “prom” & threatened to have ‘O’ Level results withheld, explained https://t.co/7rLyKk7jYG

Certainly, things aren’t always what they seem to be online. And the example of Whitley Secondary School allegedly forcing their graduating students to attend the year-end “prom” or face being charged S$60 and denied their ‘O’ Level results is a pretty good one. But let’s break down what happened for you: Issue first surfaced in a Reddit thread It all started with a Reddit user going by the handle /SqueakyArmChair, who is the brother of one of the students involved. He created this thread on Jan. 8: – A group of Secondary 5 students did not go for their “prom”, and were asked to fork out S$60 for their non-attendance. – The majority of the class (except for those with valid reasons e.g. travel) was earlier harangued by their form teacher to pay $50 for the event via their Edusave accounts. – This means that those who attended paid a subsidised fee of S$50 through Edusave, ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/whitley-secondary-o-level-c...

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