SINGAPORE - While 38,808 pupils received their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results on Thursday (Nov 24), it seemed like the entire country was getting the results together with the children, as Singapore celebrated its best PSLE performance ever.
About 98.4 per cent of pupils who took this year's PSLE are able to go on to a secondary school.
Prominent personalities, organisations and brands in Singapore have offered their well-wishes and encouragement to the young ones.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted his congratulations to the pupils with a message of encouragement.
"I hope you will take the next few years in secondary school to discover and nurture your talents and interests, and develop a passion for lifelong learning. It will serve you well as you journey through life's stages," he said.
Other politicians also offered their well-wishes and advice.
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin had a message for parents. He encouraged them to "Please Support, Love and Encourage them always" as one day "we (parents) will need their support, love and encouragement too".
Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo posted a picture of Star Wars character Darth Vader giving the thumbs-up, telling pupils that "there's no need to be stressed, as long as you've done your best!"
Nominated MP Kuik Shiao-yin published a heartfelt note "You Are More Than One Result" on her Facebook. She had a clear message to the pupils: "You are and always will be so much more than one result."
Corporations and movements also sent out messages for the pupils.
The Singapore Kindness Movement posted a note from a St Anthony's Canossian Primary School teacher, Ms Teoh, to her Primary 6 class, with the words "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Meanwhile, fast food chain McDonald's put up a picture of beverages resembling parents and a child, with the message "No matter what, keep sharing the love!"https://www.instagram.com/p/BNLf1K0gMwY/
Blogger Mr Brown posted a light-hearted message on Thursday morning as it was also the day where band Coldplay were due to make an announcement about their concert. "All the best to the #PSLE kiddos and the fellas trying to get Coldplay tickets for the second concert!" he wrote.
Lawyer Josephus Tan put up a short video on his Facebook encouraging pupil as "Uncle Joe". He also had a message for students last year in a viral post where he disclosed his PSLE score as 183, but still made it to become a criminal lawyer.