PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Following the detection of the leak of the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) Science papers Wednesday, the Education Ministry yesterday announced the leak of the English papers.
Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the English papers 014/1 and 014/2 (Papers 1 and 2) were found to have leaked too and they would have to resit the papers.
The leak was confirmed at 11am today after the ministry was notified Wednesday night that the question papers had been circulated widely on the social media, he said.
He said the ministry apologised for the second incident. The examination for the Science 018, 028, 038 papers scheduled for yesterday has been postponed to Sept 30.
“We will make sure that those responsible for the leak are dealt with severely because integrity has been questioned.
“This should not have happened. I apologise to the parents who have to bear with the inconvenience,” he told a press conference after attending the signing of an agreement on implementation of a training programmes based on Continuous Professional Development (CDP) here.
Idris said an independent and high-profile panel would be set up soon to investigate the leaks which he felt had tarnished the credibility and integrity of the ministry.
The committee would consider the penalty for the offenders, ensure that there would be no recurrence of leaks and recommend measures for the ministry to adopt to prevent the incidents, he said.