Tuesday, September 08, 2009

2 Sit UPSR Exam In Hospitals


KUALA LUMPUR: Two students who are down with influenza A (H1N1) symptoms are among the 517,908 candidates nationwide who are sitting the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination which begins today.

Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said preparations had been made for the students, one in Johor and the other in Penang, to sit the examination in hospitals.

He said these were among the measures taken to curb the spread of influenza A (H1N1) among UPSR candidates who were sitting the examination at 8,289 centres nationwide.

The Education Ministry had allocated about RM5 million for masks, hand sanitisers and thermometers for UPSR candidates, he said here yesterday.

He said an isolation room was available at all examination centres to accommodate those with a body temperature of above 37.5oC during screenings, which would be conducted upon their arrival at the centres. - Bernama

1 comment:

  1. I would have thought students with the swine flu will not be allowed to the test out of fear that they might infect other students. I'm assuming the test must be a once in a life time opportunity that's why strict measures and precautions were taken to accomodate sick students.


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