Besides studying hard, taking care of her health was also a major factor in helping a student succeed in her recent Form Three Assessment Examination now known as Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 or PT3. Bubbly Rohini, 15, from Ipoh, was elated after obtaining 10 As in PT3 for 2014, and was selected as the top student of the Sri Murugan Centre (SMC).
“I’d like to thank my teachers and tutors for their guidance and assistance. My parents are proud of my achievement today,” said the second of three siblings to Ipoh Echo.
According to Rohini, the format of PT3 is different to the previous Peperiksaan Menengah Rendah or PMR as PT3 posed subjective questions whereas PMR questions were objective. “A higher level of thinking skills is required to prepare students for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in Form Five two years later. This is a good beginning,” she added.
K. Nachemuthu, co-ordinator of SMC said it was difficult to compare PMR and PT3 as both are different and in different formats. Through PT3, candidates were tested with questions based on thinking skills as there were no objective questions. “We accept these changes as education is becoming more competitive, globally. We hope those who had acquired good grades in PT3 would continue with their extra classes at SMC until they sit for their SPM,” he added.
The presentation ceremony was held at the Sri Murugan Centre, Ipoh on Saturday, December 27, 2014.