January 27, 2004
How to get a better Ofsted rating

Here's an interesting way for a school to get better exam results: make clever pupils sit the exam instead of stupid ones.

KUALA LUMPUR Jan 26 – The Kedah Education Department would investigate allegations that a school in the state had substituted candidates during the 2002 Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).

Education Ministry Director-General Datuk Abdul Rafie Mahat said Monday the State Education Department had been instructed to conduct a detailed investigation with regard to the allegation.

"The Ministry views the matter very seriously. We want to investigate allegations that Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Chapa in Kedah had substituted weak pupils with top Standard Five achievers to sit for the UPSR examinations," he said in a statement.

Well, if you can have substitute teachers

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 04:36 AM
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