Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin just announced that Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) will be changed to school based assessment examination from year 2016 onwards. This was the decision made after the committee that was formed to review the relevancy of PMR and UPSR in current school environment concluded that school based assessment was more suitable. The committee also said school based assessment was much preferred by the majority of the public.
Meanwhile, Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, announced that Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) will remain as the national primary school public examination but with its syllabus improved. UPSR will remain in its current format but its syllabus will be revised to increase its effectiveness.
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