New dates for SPM, STPM and MUET examinations

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By Adrian Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8: The Education Ministry has amended the dates of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) public examinations for this year and the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for matriculation students to a new date in view of the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the new date of the SPM examination will be held on February 22 next year instead of January 6, 2021.

He added the date of the STPM will be held on March 8, 2021.

Mohd Radzi said MUET which was scheduled on December 8 until 19 this year has been postponed to next year. Nonetheless, he pointed out that matriculation programme students will be required to return back to college to continue their programmes on January 4, 2021.

“Taking into account of the current situation (of Covid-19), the Education Ministry has decided to amend the dates of the examinations.

The SPM, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) or Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) will start on February 22, 2021.

“And STPM examination will start on March 8, 2021.

“The details of these public examinations will be informed by the Education Ministry in the near future,” he said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Mohd Radzi said in order for students to prepare for their SPM and STPM examinations, students will be allowed to resume their lessons on January 20 next year.

Earlier, he announced that all schools in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak will be closed from November 9 until the end of the academic year on December 17.

He said the decision was made in view of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which was implemented in a few states in Peninsular Malaysia from November 9 to December 6.

As for matriculation and Teacher Education Institute (IPG) students, he said students will continue their studies online and perform revision until December 31.

He added IPG students will be going back to their campus to further their studies on January 17 next year. —DayakDaily