14 - The Sun - Tuesday, November 24, 2009
parents not informed of aptitude test results
AS A parent of a UPSP, sludenl, I am dis-
appointed that a recent report in a local
daily quoted thal grades for (he newly
introduced Aptitude Tesl were listed in
slips. To our knowledge l,here was
no such thing.
This was also earlier mentioned by
the same newspaper a month prior to
the UPSII examinations. This shows a
lackadaisical attitude on the parl or the
Education Ministrv and dilvetor-gener-al.
It is his duty in his portfolio as director-
general to cheek the results slips before
making press statements like these.
The statistics IV'leased on the Aplilllde
Test by the ministry (as (Illoled ill Ihal
daily) were also vague and unclear.
I hope the ministrv will come up Wilh
a clearer picture, so that we as parenls
can have a better understanding of our
childlvn's suvngths or weaknesses.
Our children are no guinea pigs.
Please do not implement such tests
before actually carrying out thorough
studies. Such tests must have a purpose
for the self-improvement of each indi-
Il is hoped that the ministrv will itself
improve its aptitude to start Gilh, before
expecting Year 6 students 10 do so. We
definitely want the respective education
departments to inform us, parents, of
their aptitude test results.
Subang J aya