SOME 120 pupils from various SJK(C) schools spent a fruitful day at The Star’s UPSR workshop for Years Five and Six pupils.
Held at KDU Penang University College, the pupils who were mostly studying in Year Six were equipped with valuable tips and answering techniques on the upcoming UPSR examination in September.
They were also taught how to avoid common mistakes when answering exam questions.
Penang Chinese Girls’ Primary School pupil Benjamin Leong, 12, said his good friend, who attended the workshop last year, recommended it to him.
“I never regret attending the workshop as I benefitted a lot here.
“The workshop was informative, and I hope to get better results for my Bahasa Melayu papers, as this is my weak subject,” he said at the one-day workshop on Saturday.
Year Six pupil Fatin Munirah Balqis Sheik Mujipur Rahman said she was more confident after attending the UPSR workshop.
“The content was interesting and as I attended the workshop alone, I could concentrate,” she said.
She added that her weak subjects were Chinese, Science and Mathematics.
“I hope that I can do better in UPSR, as I want to continue mysecondary education in a Chinese school,” said the Hu Yew Seah pupil.
The workshop, open to pupils from Chinese vernacular schools, saw five experienced teachers speaking on important aspects of UPSR English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and Science papers.
The workshop was organised by Star Media Group Bhd with Eco World Development Group Berhad, Sinliplas Holding Sdn Bhd and Mini-Circuits Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as the main sponsors.
KDU Penang sponsored the venue.