The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced on 28 March that a number of national examinations, including Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), have been postponed. The decision to delay the examinations came as a response to the Movement Control Order (MCO) which resulted in the closure of educational institutions nationwide until 14 April 2020.
PENJADUALAN SEMULA PEPERIKSAAN BAWAH KENDALIAN KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA BERIKUTAN PERINTAH KAWALAN PERGERAKAN DISEBABKAN PENULARAN JANGKITAN COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/3cFqSnXG1m
— KPM (@KemPendidikan) March 28, 2020
The ministry added that the written portion of SPM will now be held in one phase from 16 November to 7 December. Originally held in two phases, the first half was to start on 5 to 14 October and the second would have been scheduled from 2 to 19 November.
Other examinations affected include Form Three Assessment (PT3), Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), and Malaysian University English Test (MUET), among many others. The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) exam dates remain unchanged, according to the ministry.
Please refer to MOE’s official statement for the list of affected national examinations and their expected dates. Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the ministry.
(Source: MOE via Twitter | Header image: Bernama)