84.5% of primary school pupils passed all five PSR exam subjects this year
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
OVER 84 per cent of pupils passed all five subjects of the Primary School Assessment (PSR) exams this year, a decrease of 0.7 per cent compared to 2013.
The Ministry of Education yesterday released the PSR results, in which 84.5 per cent of the 6,349 candidates passed all subjects this year. However, the ministry also recorded a 0.2 per cent increase in the number of candidates achiev-ing five Grade A’s.
A press release from the ministry said yesterday that a total of 662 or 10.4 per cent of candidates managed to achieve Grade A’s in all subjects.
Out of the number, 306 candidates were from the over 100 government schools in the sultanate.
Moreover, 40 schools managed to achieve 100 per cent passes in all five subjects, including 18 private schools.
The ministry further said a total of 65 schools have shown an improvement of 0.35 to 50 per cent in their performance, while 21 schools managed to match their performance in the previous year.
The PSR public exams are for Year Six students in government and private schools.
The subjects tested in the examination were Mathematics, Malay, English, Science and Social Studies.
The Ministry of Education advised candidates to collect their result slips from their respective schools while private candidates can collect them from the Examination Department.
The Brunei Times