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SPM Exams And Schooling Sessions To Go On As Planned

SPM Exams And Schooling Sessions To Go On As Planned

SPM 2021 will start on 2 March 2022 with SOPs in place.

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Education Minister Radzi Jidin said the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations will continue as scheduled from 2 to 20 March with SOPs in place.

This is despite pleas from parents and students to postpone the examinations to April due to the rising Covid-19 cases.

Parents cited fears that their children might get infected during exams, especially during oral exams.

However, some parents think the exams should go on as planned but with contingency plans in place if a student tests positive for Covid.

READ MORE: Parents And Students Want SPM Exams Postponed, Some Say Prepare Contingency Plans Instead

According to Malay Mail, Radzi said the percentage of patients in Categories 4 and 5 was small, although there was a significant increase in Covid-19 cases.

The Education Ministry is committed to ensuring that schools operate in a smooth, orderly and safe manner, by ensuring that all SOPs set continue to be complied with. This commitment is made taking into account the smooth running of SPM 2020 in February last year. We also already have complete SOPs for it.

Education Minister Radzi Jidin

He added that the situation is now different with 90% of Form 5 students this year fully vaccinated.

As reported by Sinar Harian, the schooling sessions will continue too.

Radzi said the Covid-19 cases involving teachers and students in schools are just a tiny percentage.

The school cluster is too small, involving only 0.5% of the total number of non-boarding schools, which is more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Meanwhile, we will continue to work with the Health Ministry to ensure that schools comply with SOPs.

Education Minister Radzi Jidin

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