Bring back our shuttle buses

Bring back our shuttle buses

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Nanyang Polytechnic's shuttle buses are being ceased with effect from February 9 2019 which is a great concern for many of us students. Especially for students who use it on daily basis, students with 8 am classes and for us students that live an hour or more away from school. These shuttle buses provide a great convenience to students like us who live in the east. Although ceasing these shuttle buses may have small benefits, its disadvantages may greatly affect numerous students

Taking shuttle bus services away may greatly affect student's attendance as it is a hassle to get to school on time especially if Nanyang Polytechnic is an hour away. According to a study by The Open University of Tanzania, transportation systems significantly affect students' school attendance. It stated, "Some students miss first periods in the morning, escape afternoon sessions as they try to get transport". This problem is bound to affect Nanyang students as well.

In addition, us students cannot be expected to take a taxi or Grab every time we are late since most of us are only studying and do not have our own income. With transportation fares rising over time, students are expected to pay more as we would then have to pay for two way transport. This can lead up to a great expense over time which may affect various students.

From my daily experience, I still observe a large morning crowd for the shuttle bus services at Tampines. Buses are filled with students and long lines for the shuttle bus can still be seen. Numerous students rely on the shuttle bus. It helps us get to school on time to catch our classes, takes away a concern in our busy and stressful student lives and brings us closer to school without any hassles. We need it. You need it. I need it.

To conclude this problem, we students strongly advice Nanyang Polytechnic to revise and reconsider ceasing the shuttle buses, for students like us that live in the east who rely on the shuttle buses for our morning classes. If bringing back all shuttle buses is still not ideal or feasible for Nanyang polytechnic, I suggest that Nanyang Polytechnic decreases the number of buses hired or re-evaluate which areas need it more or last resort, ask the students to at least pay a small sum to ride the shuttle bus rather than ceasing the shuttle buses in total.

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