DUNGUN: The Education Ministry wants the three students of SK Bandar Bintangor in Sarawak, who were prevented from sitting for the UPSR, to sit for the examination.
Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Examination Board would prepare questions similar to those given earlier for the students.
"As Education Minister, I have the power to allow the students sit for the examination," he told reporters here.
Newsaper reports said the students were prevented from sitting for UPSR as they were considered weak and the school feared they would affect its overall performance.
The Education Ministry is investigating the case and would take appropriate action against the school's administrator.
Muhyiddin said in their quest for incentives, the school had prevented weak students from sitting for UPSR to enable it to achieve excellent results.
"Students have rights and parents are also entitled to know their children's achievements. Don't deny students the right to sit for examination."
Source: The STAR Home News Nation September 20, 2011