It all started with the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Singapore on the 23rd of January 2020. Ever since then, the number of confirmed cases, albeit imported ones, have steadily climbed up. The real worry kicked in the start of February when cases originating from local transmission were reported and some had no clear origin despite efforts undergone to conduct meticulous contact tracing.
Recently, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that the well-known June holidays would be pulled forward to 5 May 2020. Due to the extension of the Circuit Breaker period till 1 June 2020 which means a prolonged period of full Home-Based Learning (HBL) for educators, students, and parents to adapt to, the main motive of the change was to provide everyone with a much-needed early break from the understandably-exhausting adjustments that have to be made.
The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) is a national school event, organised by the Ministry of Education, which comprises the SYF Art Exhibition and the SYF Arts Presentation.
This eventful year, the 2019 A-Level Project Work results were released mainly through phone or email on the 30th of April 2020. As reported by Channel NewsAsia (CNA), this early release decision was made by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) to ease students’ worries of delayed results in light of ongoing circuit breaker measures.