The Star Online: PMR results reveal worrying statistics
Saturday December 25, 2010
ACCORDING to the Education Ministry, yesterday’s PMR results were the best in four years. Yes, about 7% of the candidates scored straight A’s. But what about the rest?
The number of those who got Grades D and E is very worrying indeed. (I got the statistics from a newspaper.)
Judging by the statistics, almost half of the students who took the PMR could not understand English; 43% could not count; and 41% did not like Science.
I think the Education Ministry and schools should concentrate on the weak students.
They should have discovered them when they were in Forms 1 or 2 (based on their exam results). Once they had discovered the weak ones, action could have been taken to help them.
I think the schools should be held responsible and explain why so many scored D’s and E’s.
Anyway, congratulations to those who came through with flying colours.