Thursday, September 27, 2007

No Leak In UPSR! Pupils Need Not Re-sit Exams, Says Hishammuddin. Semuanya OK!

Standard six pupils need not have to re-sit the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) as there is no leakage in question papers as claimed even though there are similarities, Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said Thursday.

"Similarities in questions did not warrant a re-sit. Similarities are not leakage," he told reporters.

The Malaysian Examinations Board had investigated the alleged leakage, he said.

The allegedly leaked question papers are Bahasa Melayu Penulisan (Written Malay), Bahasa Inggeris Kertas 2 (English Paper 2) (Mathematics Paper 2) and "Matematik Kertas 2Sains Bahagian B (Science Section B), all of which are subjective.

On single-session schools, Hishammuddin said 6,748 primary schools are implementing single-session and 873 double-session. He said 1,284 secondary schools are on single-session and 771 double-session. (Bernama)

***** It is exactly this denial mentality and 'sweeping under the carpet' practice which has led to a culture of unaccountability in our country. Everyone knows that the papers had leaked and how! Yet the minister, acting like an ostrich, shamelessly raises his head from the mound of sand where it was just buried and totally denies the leakage while simultaneously backing the 'investigation', of all people, by the corrupt scoundrels and incompetent idiots staffing the Malaysian Examinations Board.

Granted, the decision spares the pupils from unnecessary trauma. But a genuinely concerned and dedicated education minister would have ordered an impartial investigation, given a true report of the findings,
owned up to the leak, briefed parents and the public about the disciplinary action to be taken against the criminals responsible for this, announced enhanced checks and balances and security measures to be taken to prevent a repetition and THEN stated that there will be no re-sit as it is counter-productive. Alas, I may as well ask for the sky!
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody gets arrested, nobody gets fired, nobody gets demoted, nobody...nothing.

Everyone goes home happy.

Except the serious problem never gets solved.

It just encourages more leaks, because the message is .... you get away scot free

6:59 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since there is no "bocor", there will be no investigation - how convenient !

You can be assured that there will be "similarities" again for the next exam.

5:02 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Zawi said...

For next years exam just print out the exam papers and distribute them among the candiates sitting for the exam. Then only will it be fair. It will be easier to correct too since all the answers will be correct. Marks will be given based on ur names.. get the drift?

11:39 AM GMT+8  

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