Special needs kids received good results

Special needs kids received good results

Despite the overall drop in this year’s Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) results, more special needs candidates have received good grades.

Special needs kids received good resultsMore special needs candidates have receive good results in this year’s Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination. 25 out of 1,752 special needs candidates who sat for the examination scored straight A’s in comparison to the 17 last year.

Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (MES) director Dr Na’imah Ishak said out of these high achievers, three candidates were blind, seven were visually-impaired, while the remainder had other disabilities.

“The percentage of special needs candidates who received good scores (those with a minimum of a Grade C and excluding straight A scorers) also increased from 218 candidates in 2011 to 295 candidates this year,” she said.

Loh Xin Yee from SJK Hing Hwa is one of the special needs candidates who scored straight A’s for her UPSR examination. She is the only student who achieved straight A’s out of the 139 special needs student for UPSR in Ipoh.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the 12-year-old achieved a total of seven A’s for her UPSR examination.

“I’m very happy today because I made my mother proud,” said Loh.

However, the overall performance by UPSR candidates this year dropped slightly in comparison to last year’s results.

It was up to the state education departments and schools to further analyse the results, said Dr Na’imah Ishak.

Sources:

‘Special needs kids faring well’

Loh scores straight As despite special needs

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