GETTING the results of this year's Primary School Assessment (PSR) will be at parents' and guardians' fingertips as the Ministry of Education are collaborating with DST Communications Systems Sdn Bhd, B-Mobile Sdn Bhd and Mach Telecommunications to bring a value-added service to the receiving of examination results via Short Messaging System (SMS).
They spoke of the background of the service as well as its terms and conditions for the public interested in subscribing to it. Parents and guardians who want to get a hold of the results as soon as possible can register for the service through the ministry's portal on www.moe.edu.bn. DSTCom users can also do so through SMS. In both cases, subscribers need to make sure that both centre numbers and candidate numbers are accurate.
Compared to previous years where parents and guardians would approach the ministry and pay $10 for a diskette with the results, the service costs only $3.During the briefing, Hj Abd Rahim explained that diskettes will no longer be made available to the public.He said that the results via SMS was made an option as it would have almost 100 per cent penetration to the public. He added that in the future, the same services may be extended to other public examinations.
It was clarified yesterday that the ministry would not be held responsible for delays or unsuccessful delivery of SMS results due to the mobile phone being switched off, network failure, network congestion or natural catastrophe.