KOTA KINABALU - Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the existing Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) would continue to be held until a time appropriate for the system to be replaced.
He said a study to identify a suitable system to replace the UPSR was still being carried out by getting feedback from interested parties, including parents.
"UPSR will continue to be held until we have discussed with all the quarters involved. This engagement takes along time, with parents, professionals, unions, academicians, all have them to sit together," he said.
He told this reporters after a visit to Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Gaya here, today, to observe the running of the UPSR examination, which began today.
Also present were Education Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad, Education Director-General Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof and Sabah Education Director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibul.
In a related development, Mahdzir said the achievement report for this year's Year 6 students would be made in a holistic manner, where it would not be based only on their academic performance or UPSR result, but also to take into account other aspects, such as co-curriculum