UPSR examination scrapped permanently, PT3 cancelled this year

The UPSR examination for primary school students has been abolished permanently. File Photo

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 28: The Primary Six Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination will be fully scrapped from this year onwards.

Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jizin said Year Six pupils will be evaluated using school-based assessments, a system that has been in effect since 2011.

He also said the Form Three Assessment Examination (PT3) will be cancelled this year.

Mohd Radzi explained that the cancellation of PT3 was due to shortened physical classes in view of the Covid-19 situation in the country.

“Just like 2020, student assessments for 2021 will also be based on three main components.

“They include classroom, psychometric and sports and co-curricular activities,” he said during a special press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

Mohd Radzi said the enrollment of Form Four students next year will be based on the Specific Schools Admission Assessment (PKSK) tests.

He also said the enrollment of Form One students next year will also be based on PKSK tests. — DayakDaily