Thursday, September 11, 2014

exam leak...again!

i think it's more common than we are told about exam paper leaks. most probably occur at school level & are overlooked or deemed insignificant to be reported.

but when it is headline news on TV or print media, you know the leak is serious & extensive. it's unfortunate that my son is affected in this year's UPSR exams.

if this can happen at a primary school exit exam, is it not unreasonable that this security breach could also be happening at secondary school or even university exams?

i remembered it happened at the MCE (predecessor of today's SPM) BM paper in the mid-70s. the leak was discovered AFTER the students have sat for the paper & the replacement paper was arranged to be held after the last paper of that exam. i can imagine the frustration of the students at that time because a similar incident happened to me years later.

when i was sitting for 1st year exams in varsity, one of the lab exams was leaked & that paper had to be retaken the following day. i didn't sit for that paper but that's another story for another day.

coming back to this UPSR fiasco, it was honourable of the 2nd education minister to apologise to students & parents but no amount of apologies is going to alleviate their angst.....

except when they catch the culprit(s) & prosecute with a deterrent sentence......

and in a different country, the education minister would have tendered his resignation.


TZ said...

I really have no comment on this... just feel bad for those exam candidate. Their exam got delayed the stressed got pro-longed. Sigh~

Small Kucing said... time too ...leak only discovered AFTER the exam. Frustrating . Thought YAHOO... this exam paper over can enjoy.Then comes announcement that exam paper leak. ARGGHHHH!

TZ said...


My friend and her family has to cancel our planned early Oct weekend getaway to Port Dickson due to her son need to retake the exam...

Who should be accountable for this?
When is our EDUCATION MINISTER going to resign and step down? Answer: Slow slow wait~

doc said...


they really made a mess of it this year! disrupted many families' holiday plans.

even before the dust has settled, they open their big mouth & say forecast results can't be used for pre-U courses & then made a U-turn.

it's almost like they don't think. should be called ministry of un-education.

doc said...


it's finally here - last paper tomorrow.