Lack of Integrity in Education System
After six years of preparation, including a year of intense revision, the primary 6 students prepared themselves for their Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) exam to make their parents proud was shattered by the relevant bodies that were in-charge of exam paper security resulting prolong of exam torment for the young mind as well as distress for parents.
The leak of Science Paper on social media shocked everyone and just before the parents could breathe, again all of us were stunned with the leak of English Papers on printed media when The Malaysia Examinations Board director Dr Na’imah Ishak filed a police report over the leakage.
This leakage news was exploited by some irresponsible parties and spread rumors on social media claiming the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2014 is cancelled, but this rumor was tackled by Ministry Of Education, Malaysian Examinations Syndicate swiftly followed by tweet from Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.
Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh apologized publicly over the leak and due to the seriousness of the matter, has ensured to set up a committee to prevent future occurrence. The police have launched an investigation on the matter under the OSA (Official Secrets Act).
Parents including 50,000 exam invigilators have to reschedule their routine and some are to postpone or cancel their pre-planned program to enable more than 470,000 Primary 6 children to retake their UPSR Science and English papers on 30th September (Tuesday). As for the concerned pupils, the relief of exam completion has to be put on hold.
Many parents expressed their frustration due to lack of integrity, honesty and high morals in the education system even though the ministry has stated their apologies. To redo the examination not only will it cost unnecessary expenses, but this will cause psychological impact on concerned pupils.