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Students wearing masks walking past a classroom at a secondary school, as schools reopen amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in Shah Alam, on June 24, 2020. — Picture by REUTERS

346 schools have yet to conduct SPM trial exam — Education DG

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 10 — A total of 2,350 schools have completed the Form 5 syllabus but there are schools that cannot conduct the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) trial examination because they are in the areas enforced by the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

Education director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim said 85 per cent or 2,004 schools had carried out the trial examination while the remaining 346 schools such as in Sabah and Selangor have yet to conduct the exam.

“These schools have completed the syllabus for this year but cannot conduct the trial examination because they are in the CMCO areas. They are required to hold the trial exam when the face-to-face school session started on January 20,” she told a media briefing at the Ministry of Education here today.

Habibah said the ministry would analyse the results of the SPM trial examination to enable it to formulate strategies to help improve student performance.

“This trial examination is to measure the students’ actual performance and the results of these findings will be used by teachers to help students.

“From the results, we can see what subjects are affected and what can be done to help the students,” she said, adding that a performance dialogue session will be held with the state Education Departments at the end of this month.

Meanwhile, Habibah said the rescheduling of the 2020 SPM to February 22, next year would not affect the admission of students to the institutions of higher education.

“Admission to the university is under the Ministry of Higher Education and we have taken into account the examination period and the admission period to the university,” she said.

— Bernama





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