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UPSR To Continue Until It Is Time For It To Be Replaced

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  KOTA KINABALU – Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the existing Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) would continue to be held until a time appropriate for the system to be replaced. He said a study to identify a suitable system to replace the UPSR was still being carried out by getting feedback from…

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States Report Smooth Start To UPSR

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ALOR STAR: A total of 443,794 Year Six students nationwide begin their Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) today. The examination will run until Sept 14 and Sept 18. In Kedah, 32,481 candidates are sitting for the examination at 570 centres in the state. Of the total, 10 Year Six pupils are sitting for the exam…

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No Plans To Change Or Drop UPSR – Education Minister

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KOTA KINABALU: The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) is still relevant in the country’s education system and will be maintained so long as it can adequately assess student performance. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said through the UPSR format using the School-based Assessment (PBS) which started last year, students are not only assessed on…

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Do Your Best – Mahdzir Tells UPSR Candidates

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KOTA KINABALU: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid has advised students sitting for the UPSR examination to keep calm and do their best. He said that the candidates, teachers and parents had already done all that they could to prepare for the exams. “I hope all of you (students) will be able to answer all…

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443,794 Candidates To Sit For UPSR This Year

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 443,794 candidates will be sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah 2017 from Sept 11 to 14 and Sept 18. The Ministry of Education in a statement today said from the total, 433,536 were government and government-aided school candidates while 10,258 were private school candidates. The examination will involve 8,085…

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School Teacher Acquitted Over UPSR Leaks

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KUALA KANGSAR: A school teacher was acquitted in a Sessions Court of having UPSR examination papers in his smartphone. Sessions judge Niran Tan Kran said K. Anparasu, 52, was acquitted of the three charges after the court ruled that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against him. Heaving a sigh of…

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Court Acquits Teacher Of Leaking UPSR Papers

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KUALA KANGSAR – The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharge a teacher of illicit possession of examination papers related to the primary school achievement test (UPSR) in 2014. Judge Niran Tan Kran read out the ruling which stated that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against K.Anparasu, 52. The senior…

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Decision On UPSR Continuation To Be Made 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will announce next year if the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) will be abolished and replaced with a school-based assessment system. Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said a study is underway to determine if the examinations for Year Six pupils would be continued. “We will announce the decision next year…

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UPSR High Achiever Dies Of Cancer

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PASIR MAS – Wan Adibah Farhani Wan Mazlan, a high achiever who scored A’s for all her subjects in the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) that was announced last week, died from cancer today at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian. According to her father, Wan Mazlan…

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Unhappy UPSR Candidates Can Appeal For Paper Review

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PUTRAJAYA – Parents of candidates who are unsatisfied with the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (USPR) results of their children can put up an appeal to recheck their examination papers, says the Examination Board. Its director, Datin Nawal Salleh said the period for appeal to re-mark papers would be opened for one month from yesterday. She…

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Just Over 1% Score Straight A’s In UPSR

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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 4,896 pupils out of 440,782 (or 1.1%) scored straight A’s in this year’s Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations. Education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said this year’s candidates are the first to use the new KSSR (Primary School Standard Curriculum) and went through the PBS (School-based Assessment). Dr…

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4,896 UPSR Candidates Obtain Grade A In All Subjects

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PUTRAJAYA – Some 4,896 students of 452,721 who sat for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2016 examination obtained Grade A in all subjects, said Education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof. The candidates were the first cohort under the UPSR new format in line with the implementation of the Primary School Standard Curriculum…

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UPSR Leak: Teacher Acquitted Of OSA Charge

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KUALA KANGSAR: P. Uma Mageswari was a relieved woman after she was acquitted of a charge under the Official Secrets Act 1972 at the Sessions Court here. The 27-year-old, who worked in SJKT Keruh in Pengkalan Hulu for over three years now hopes to be reinstated into her school. “I want to go back to…

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Better 2015 UPSR Results, 38,344 Candidates Obtained ‘A’ For All Subjects

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PUTRAJAYA – The overall results of the 2015 Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) improved when students obtaining the A Grade for all subjects increased to 38,344 compared with the achievement for the 2014 UPSR. Director-General of Education Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said 443,407 candidates sat for the UPSR this year and those scoring…

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UPSR 2015: Number Of Straight-A Students Increases

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PUTRAJAYA: This year’s results saw an improvement to the overall performance of students in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR). Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the UPSR Average National Grade (GPN) has increased by 0.02 points, from a GPN of 2.29 in 2014 to 2.27 this year. The GPN operates on…

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Malaysian Teachers Welcome New English Language UPSR Format

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KUANTAN – The Malaysian Congress of Teachers Unions in the Education Service welcomed the enhancement on the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) format involving the English Language paper. Its president Datuk Mohamed Sabri Mohd Arsad said the move next year to grade comprehension and writing separately would effectively gauge the pupils’ proficiency in the subject.…

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English Language Paper To Be Broken Into 2 Grades Starting 2016

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PUTRAJAYA – The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) English Language (BI) paper for comprehension and assessment will be broken into two grades starting next year. Malaysian Examinations Board (MEB) director Datin Nawal Salleh said previously, the BI test for comprehension and assessment was combined as one grade and only the Bahasa Melayu (BM) paper had…

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Haze: Schools Encouraged To Provide Face Masks For UPSR Candidates

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PUTRAJAYA – Schools are encouraged to provide face masks for Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) candidates if the hazy conditions in their areas have reached unhealthy levels. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahadzir Khalid said besides this, the ministry was monitoring the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings throughout the country twice a day, morning and afternoon,…

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Bone Cancer Pupil Among UPSR Candidates In Kelantan

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KOTA BHARU – A back bone cancer patient is among the 31,068 candidates sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) in Kelantan. Mohd Munir Suhaimi, 12, from Kampung Kubang Palas, Wakaf Baharu, Tumpat is among 10 candidates with special needs who have to sit for their examination in hospitals in the state this year.…

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Two Teachers Charged With Illegal Possession Of UPSR Papers

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KUALA KANGSAR: Two teachers were charged at the Sessions Court here today for illegal possession of Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah examination papers. K. Anparasu, 50, and M. Uma Mageswari, 27, were charged under the Official Secrets Act 1972 for having in their possession UPSR questions which were stored in their handphones. Both of them, who…

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CCTVs Will Be Used To Curb UPSR Leaks

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KUALA LUMPUR – Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed in all strongrooms used to store examination papers to curb leaks. Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said this is among the ministry’s efforts to tighten the security of information, especially after the recent Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) fiasco. “The cameras will help…

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New SOP On Handling Of Exam Papers

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Education Ministry has introduced a new standard operating procedure to ensure the handling of Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah examination papers is more stringent and secure. Its director-general Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the new procedure would see the chief invigilator sending the papers to the headmaster’s room for safekeeping as…

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UPSR: Praise For Teachers, Parents In Preparing Pupils

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KUALA LUMPUR – The move by parents who encouraged and prepared the pupils to prepare for the re-examination of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) today and on Oct 9 has received praise from Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said the preparation made by everyone including the pupils before the actual UPSR…

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Reexamination Of Two UPSR Papers Underway

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KUALA LUMPUR – The re-examination for two papers of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) which had been leaked, namely Science and the English Language, began today. The papers which were repeated were Science 018, 028 and 038 beginning at 8.15am and the English Language 014/1 which were rescheduled for 10.30am and English Language 014/2…

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No Stone Unturned In UPSR Investigation

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TUMPAT – The Home Ministry has given the assurance that police will leave no stone unturned in their investigations into the primary school public examination (UPSR) leak. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the issue concerned integrity, thus police will not compromise with any party. “We will not shield any senior officers…

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UPSR Leak: Pupils To Resit Maths, Tamil Papers

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PUTRAJAYA – All Year Six pupils are required to retake the UPSR Mathematics and Tamil language papers. Education Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the Malaysian Examinations Board (MEB) had confirmed that both papers had been leaked on Sept 21. He said students will be retaking both exam papers on October 9 and…

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UPSR: Tamil, Maths Papers Also Leaked

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police received a report claiming that Tamil and Mathematics papers in this year’s Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) had also been leaked. Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said an officer from the Malaysian Examination Syndicate (LPM) lodged a report at the Precinct 7 police station in Putrajaya at 11am.…

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UPSR Leak: Police To Wrap Up Probe In A Week

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police are expected to wrap up the investigation into the leakage of Ujian Pernilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) Science and English examination papers within a week. Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief senior assistant commissioner Gan Kong Meng said yesterday that police had so far interviewed 30 people. “We are about to complete…

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NUTP Will Not Defend Members Guilty Of UPSR Leak

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KUALA LUMPUR – The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) will not defend members found guilty of involvement in the primary school public examination (UPSR) 2014 leak. Its president Hashim Adnan said the union viewed the issue seriously as it concerned the integrity of teachers tasked with preparing the public examination questions, and could…

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UPSR: Advocates Hope Committe Can Restore Integrity Of Teaching Profession

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KUALA LUMPUR – Education advocates hope the special committee set up to look into the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the Malaysian Examiniation Syndicate (MES) can help restore the integrity of the education system and teachers, following this year’s Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) fiasco. They also hope for a thorough review of the syndicate’s…

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