Friday, July 2, 2010
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Co-curriculum achievements will probably be considered in the evaluation of a student’s performance if the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations are to be abolished.Director-General of Education Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom, however, said that the government needed to conduct detailed study and give fair consideration to the opinion from all quarters before making any decision on the proposed abolishment of the two examinations.
“Maybe co-curriculum will become one of the aspects (to be considered for performance evaluation), but I don’t want to comment further as the matter should be discussed with the Education Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) first.”
He said this at a press conference after closing the Malaysian International Friendship Jamboree, here yesterday.
He was commenting on the possibility that co-curriculum achievements would become one of the aspects to be considered in the student’s performance evaluation if the examinations were to be abolished.
Prior to this, Muhyiddin, who is Deputy Prime Minister, said the Education Ministry was studying the possibility of abolishing the UPSR and PMR examinations in future because the present learning aspects were seen as too examination oriented and failed to provide a holistic education.
Among the possibilities being studied are that the UPSR and PMR examinations would only be continued as an assessment of the students’ achievements at the school level only, and not as a public examination. — Bernama