EDUCATION: Frequent reshuffles affect them

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By C.P., Subang Jaya, Selangor 0 comments

THE Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah exam is due in mid-September and parents can see the stress and tension the Year 6 pupils are undergoing. But the headmistress of a Subang Jaya school seems unaware of this.

When school reopened this year, the pupils were reshuffled based on last year’s third-term exam results. They were again reshuffled after this year’s first-term exam. The school intends to reshuffle two more times, after the Percubaan 1 UPSR this month and again after Percubaan II UPSR next month.

I do not see any logic in this. It will cause further stress to the pupils and affect their studies. They will have to readjust themselves to a different class, new time table, different teachers and different classmates each time.

How are the pupils going to excel when they are exposed to so much stress? After the recent reshuffle, many pupils were badly affected emotionally, especially those “demoted” to the C and D classes. Many are reluctant to go to school and cry.

Read more: EDUCATION: Frequent reshuffles affect them – Letters to the Editor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/education-frequent-reshuffles-affect-them-1.109202#ixzz20wsDBSc8