SEREMBAN (Bernama) – Results of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2014 are expected to be announced on Nov 26, says Education Director-General, Datuk Dr Khair Mohamad Yusuf.
He said the new date was a week later than the one previously announced, following the leak in four examination papers recently.
“We initially expected to announce the results before the school holidays but that has now been delayed by a week.
“However, the delay does not jeopardise the entry process into secondary or residential schools,” he told reporters after visiting the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Convent, Seremban 2 yesterday.
Earlier, Khair, who visited four other schools in the district, said the ministry was satisfied with the examination process for the Mathematics and Tamil papers.
“I am very happy with the preparedness of the students, teachers and school management. I also met with the students and am happy with their level of preparedness.
“I praise the assistance given by the teachers and schools in giving revision materials, exercises, support and motivation to the candidates,” he added.
Khair said according to records, 473,175 candidates had registered to sit for the examination on Sept 30 and yesterday.
He said there were 8,299 examination centres in schools nationwide, which had been set up for candidates to sit for the Mathematics paper, and 522 centres for the Tamil paper.
On Sept 22, the ministry decided to cancel the Mathematics 015/1 (national schools), 025/1 (Chinese schools), 035/1 (Tamil schools) and Bahasa Tamil 036, 037 papers for the UPSR held on Sept 10, after they were confirmed to have been leaked.
The new dates for all the papers were fixed for Oct 9, taking into account the Aidiladha public holiday, as well as the logistics aspects (printing and distribution).
In the meantime, the UPSR examination re-sit went smoothly nationwide with all pupils in attendance.
On Sept 30, the repeat examination for two of the leaked papers, Science and English was held.
In KL, a spokesman for the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Education Department said 21,024 pupils took the repeat examination for Mathematics and Tamil yesterday, at 254 examination centres.
In Pahang, a total of 25,161 pupils took the repeat examination for Mathematics and Tamil.
According to the sector head of the examination division in the Pahang Education Department, Mohd Razali Mustafar, the attendance for the repeat examination was better than during the actual UPSR.