Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations may be abolished.
Should we agree with the suggestion? Well, at least this is something that we can discuss about.
Well, I think it’s inappropriate to abolish the UPSR and PMR examination. There are so many things that will affect if the education ministry should abolish these two exams.
As we all know, UPSR is a public exam that has to be taken for all the standard 6 students, before they proceed from primary school to the secondary school. While PMR is a public exam for a form 3 student, for them to be divided to enter the difference streams, such as science stream, art stream and etc.
First question, how to decide whether the child is in Arts or Science when they face SPM if the PMR to be abolished?
The minister said that these two exams will be replaced with the school assessment. "As such, the UPSR and PMR could be used to pick students for residential schools or streaming." Base on the comment made by DPM.
How do we measure the student performance if both exams held internally? Different schools will definitely have different standards. This will be unfair and it will lead to the fight among the parents, among the teachers and among the students.
Second question, how they want to choose students who get to study at boarding school or daily school?
Are they going to pick the name randomly like what they did with the National Services candidates? This will also lead to the misunderstanding and trouble in the future.
Third question, how about the so-many-type of school such as cluster school lah, smart school lah, and others to be classified if these two exams be abolished? Coz there would be no proper yardstick for the students' performance and schools' ranking. It seems like they try to create something that oppose to their first creation.
Then, regarding to the teachers, when public...
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