Monday, September 12, 2011

Terengganu holds prayers to maintain 10-year record

KUALA TERENGGANU: Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) will start tomorrow and the primary schools here are making their final preparations to ensure Terengganu comes up tops again as it had done for the past 10 years.

The special prayers or solat hajat for the pupils were held in mosques here after Friday prayers, underlining the fact that almost everyone in the state is aware of the coming examinations.

Parents, pupils and teachers got together at all primary schools here for solat hajat and motivational talks as part of the final preparations for UPSR.

One of the schools that had the solat hajat was Kuala Terengganu's best performing school in UPSR last year, SK Sultan Sulaiman II (SKSS2).

SKSS2 principal Mohd Sidek Besar said all the hard work the pupils had put in in the months leading to UPSR meant that they did not have to burn the midnight oil now.

"We just have to make sure that the pupils are in the right frame of mind to sit the examinations.

"The support shown by parents and teachers for the solat hajat will make the pupils aware that they will not be alone in facing the examinations," he said.

Meanwhile, the year-long preparations for UPSR in Hulu Terengganu, the best-performing district in UPSR last year, were also capped with solat hajat sessions last evening.

Hulu Terengganu member of parliament Mohd Nor Othman had agreed to give RM5 per person for the solat hajat sessions.

"Last year, I gave the money to schools that applied for it but this year, I made an allocation for all schools in the district."

Hulu Terengganu Education officer Shafruddin Ali Hussin said the UPSR trial results looked encouraging.

"I think Hulu Terengganu has a good chance of maintaining its position as the best district in Terengganu."

He said parents were invited to sponsor banners with motivational messages at their children's schools.

"Photos of those who scored 5As in the trial exam were put up around the school to boost their morale and confidence," he said.

Shafruddin said after the preparations, today would be a quiet day for the pupils.

"There will be no lessons tomorrow (today) as we want them to relax. The pupils will see their teachers to ask for their blessings." - NST

1 comment:

  1. my youngest daughter also will be sitting for UPSR tomorrow. Pray hard for her for success, hope no careless mistake.


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