The school had two Saturday classes prior to the mid-year examination and there were students who did not attend these classes.
The principal ordered that examination marks scored by these students be deducted — 2.5% for missing one class and 5% for those who missed two classes.
No one was exempted — not even those who genuinely could not attend due to illness.
This is unreasonable. Can a principal change students’ marks at will?
I am sure there are other ways to punish these students. Moreover, the mid-year examination results could be important to students who are applying for courses after Form Five.
What is the Education Ministry’s stand on a school principal’s authority to alter a student’s examination marks?
Source: Angry Parents Via e-mail The STAR Education July 17, 2011