Friday, June 25, 2010
Farewall, UPSR and PMR?
Err. Really? You got to be kidding me!
The only thing predictable about the Ministry of Education is its unpredictability. Nobody (except for the MoE, of course) will know for sure whether they will eventually scrap the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations in favor of an education system based on a 'holistic' approach.
But I have to say: I believe the UPSR and PMR should be retained, as the students' progress throughout their primary and secondary years are significant, in a way, and therefore they should be evaluated.
But that's my opinion, of course. We'll just see what happens. People are multifaceted, after all.