11 from SK Bukit Rahman Pu­tra score straight As

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ADRIAN PHUNG AND IM­RAN HILMY

SUN­GAI BU­LOH: Eleven pupils of SK Bukit Rahman Pu­tra made their school proud with them scor­ing straight As in the UPSR ex­am­i­na­tion.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who vis­ited the school yes­ter­day, said the drop in the num­ber of pupils scor­ing straight As in this year’s UPSR should not be con­strued as bad, as holis­ti­cally the pupils did well un­der the new for­mat in­tro­duced this year.

“We should not com­pare this year’s re­sults with that of last year as the for­mats are dif­fer­ent.

“This year’s ex­am­i­na­tion ac­tu­ally re­quired the pupils to think crit­i­cally and fully un­der­stand the ques­tion be­fore an­swer­ing, in­stead of the usual mem­o­ris­ing their notes and given mul­ti­ple choice an­swer,” he said.

He handed the 11 UPSR and five Pe­ni­la­ian Al­ter­natif Seko­lah Ren­dah (PASR) pupils who scored straight As their re­sult slips and said that par­ents should be proud of their chil­dren’s achieve­ments as learn­ing from now on would more likely fo­cus on cul­ti­vat­ing the Higher Order Think­ing Skill (HOTS).

In GE­ORGE TOWN, it was a day of joy for two boys from Pe­nang Chi­nese Girls Pri­mary School (PCGPS) when they scored straight As in the UPSR.

Chin Li Ren and Christo­pher Teh both 12, were among the 15 pupils who scored straight As and made their school top in the state.

Li Ren told theSun he was happy with the re­sult and his hard work of study­ing ev­ery day paid off and hoped to do bet­ter in fu­ture ex­ams.

Li Ren’s mother, Foo Li Lin, 48, a com­pany gen­eral man­ager said her son was a well bal­anced pupil and was aca­dem­i­cally good.

“I am so proud of my son. I must thank his teach­ers with­out whom he would not have scored the straight As,” she added.

Mean­while, Christo­pher, who usu­ally does not per­form well in school ex­ams, was shocked at his re­sult.

“I’ve never scored straight As and I am so happy,” he said.

The duo were the thorns among the roses from PCGPS in Jalan Got­tlieb who scored straight As in the ex­am­i­na­tion.

A to­tal of 251 pupils from PCGPS took the exam this year .

Pe­nang Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment Deputy Di­rec­tor Mohd Jamil Mo­hamed said this year, 399 pupils scored straights As (6A/8A) in the UPSR ex­am­i­na­tion com­pared with 2,430 pupils in 2015.

PCGPS emerged as the top school in the state with over­all 97.61% passes and 1.95 GPS fol­lowed by SK Ta­man Se­nan­gan with 91.11% over­all passes and 2.14 GPS.

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