The UPSR leak fiasco seems to suggest we are in a real state of crisis and we are sending out a wrong message to our kids – it is okay to cheat.
IT’S really incredible how so many of us have reacted over the leaked examination papers of the UPSR, which is merely an assessment examination for Year Six pupils. Yes, for 12-year-old pupils who are taking their first public examination.
The UPSR, to put it bluntly, has no serious bearing on how these kids will perform in future examinations nor will it have any impact on their careers.
But I guess not many would agree with my somewhat frivolous perception of the UPSR, judging from the kind of reaction that seems to suggest we are in a real state of crisis.
Education Ministry officials have been suspended, there are allegations of sabotage, possibly even political ones, and the police have been called in.
We hope the Inspector-General of Police won’t have to personally head a task force to nab the culprits.[ continue... ]