Ngee Ann Poly student claims his lecturer locked a group out of class because they were late due to downpour

Ngee Ann Poly student claims his lecturer locked a group out of class because they were late due to downpour

Coconuts Singapore·2018-01-10 17:25

A Ngee Ann Polytechnic student has taken to Facebook to express his frustrations over an allegedly inflexible lecturer who locked him and his fellow students out of class for being late.

It’s a pretty typical way to penalize tardy students for sure, and the lecturer reserves the right to do so to prevent disruptions in her class. But to be fair, the students arrived late because of the Monday morning mayhem that saw torrential rain across the country wreaking havoc with flash floods in nine locations in eastern Singapore.

According to the upset student, they were 15 minutes late due to congested roads from the downpour — arguably a viable reason that did not deserve the strict punishment.

“We come to school to study but you locked us out,” he wrote in a post. “Thanks Ngee Ann Poly.”

One commenter who claimed to have been taught under the same lecturer alleged that she has had a history of hostility against tardy students.

Of course, this is only one side of the story, and the teacher could have a solid reason to lock the group of students out. But considering the freak circumstances yesterday, she probably could have given them a pass.

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