11 from SK Bukit Rahman Putra score straight As
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.