SPM Rescheduled To 16 March For Students Caught In Flood
The students were supposed to sit for several SPM papers on 1 and 2 March but the flood prevented them from doing so.
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Form 5 students affected by the floods in several parts of the country will sit for their SPM exams on 16 March, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said.
She added that other considerations, especially in terms of logistics preparations and related matters will be made to accommodate the changes.
We are hoping the weather will improve so that there will not be more rescheduling.Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said after launching the national-level Gerakan Massa #terimakasihcikgu programme.
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According to Malay Mail, 450 candidates from Johor, 79 from Pahang, and four from Sarawak were affected. 17 schools in Johor and two in Pahang had also been affected by the floods.
Students were initially scheduled to sit for the economics, science, physics, and home science papers on 1 and 2 March (when the floods hit).
The Education Ministry is also focusing on “disaster-proof” designs for schools in flood-prone areas.
Meanwhile, the ministry is implementing several measures to overcome teacher shortages in areas like Sarawak before the new school session starts this month.
These include transferring teachers and looking into teacher placements. The matter will be jointly looked at between the Education Ministry director-general Datuk Pkharuddin Ghazali and the Education Service Commission.
On another note, Fadhlina also announced the theme of this year’s Teacher’s Day: “Guru Insani Pemangkin Generasi Madani.”
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