25 March 2020
In Singapore, two universities have taken the unprecedented step of allow their students to write off grades obtained in courses taken in this semester.
The National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University have both announced this measure. Specifically, NUS students can exercise the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option for up to 10 modular credits for any modules taken this semester. The 10 S/U modular credits are on top of the grade-free first year that NUS students already have.
NTU will also let undergraduates use the S/U option, but for all courses this semester without any limit. For NTU examinations this semester, only content taught up to Week 10 of the semester will be tested in exams and continual assessments.
Recently, local universities have been implementing plans to conduct many lectures and assessments online. Furthermore, students studying overseas on exchange programmes or involved in internships have been recalled.