By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, March 29: Some 4,066 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates will be eligible to sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Form 5 examinations from April 5 to May 19.
According to Sarawak Education director Datuk Dr Azhar Ahmad, Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia has determined that only candidates who were Covid-19 positive, quarantined, flood-affected and those with special permission from the Director of Examinations will be allowed to sit for the SPM 2021 second session.
“The number of candidates involved in the SPM 2021 second session is 11.17 per cent out of the total of 36,385 candidates. Most of them were Covid-19 positive and instructed to undergo quarantine, hence they were unable to sit for the 2021 examination which was set on Feb 8 to March 29 this year.
“As a reminder, MOE urges these second session candidates to review, confirm and print the Examination Registration Statement which contains information such as designated examination centre, date, time, code and exam paper,” Azhar said during the SPM 2021 examination thanksgiving ceremony in SM Teknik Sejingkat here today.
Azhar’s speech text was read out by deputy state education director Dr Abang Hut Abang Engkeh who attended the event on his behalf.
Candidates who need more information on their status may check through https://elp.moe.gov.my or e-Lembaga Peperiksaan mobile application which can be downloaded through the Google Play Store.
The SPM 2021 second session timetable may also be downloaded from http://lp.moe.gov.my on April 1.
Meanwhile, Azhar gave assurance that MOE will always prioritise the safety and health of all candidates, teachers, administrators and examination staff.
“To ensure smooth management and operation during the examination, a total of 3,609 officers have been appointed. MOE through the Examination Board also issued the Public Examination preparation in 2021 with new norms and infographic guidelines for its Management of Central Assessment and Public Examinations as well as a comprehensive FAQ.
“The information provided is intended to assist the schools, examination staffs and all parties involved to manage the examinations smoothly, systematically and in compliance to the standard operating procedures.” — DayakDaily