After it was announced that the major national exams would be postponed due to Covid-19, students and parents alike have been anticipating for the government to decide on the official dates in which these tests will take place.
Yesterday (28th June), the Ministry of Education (MOE) released a statement announcing that SPM will take place from 6th January to 9th February next year.
PENJADUALAN SEMULA KALI KEDUA TAKWIM PEPERIKSAAN KENDALIAN KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA BAGI TAHUN 2020
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— KPM (@KemPendidikan) June 28, 2020
“As the SPM 2020 examination is scheduled to start on the first week of 2021, MOE has taken into consideration the need to rearrange many logistical aspects for the exam to take place. This will include specifying the dates for when the schooling year will start in 2021, which will be announced shortly,” said the statement.
SPM was initially supposed to take place from 16th November to 7th December 2020. Aside from SPM, here are some of the other important exams that have also been postponed:
STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia – Cohort 2020)
Initial date: 12th -18th August 2020
Rescheduled date: 1st-9th March 2021.
STAM (Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia)
Initial date: 21st-28th October 2020
Rescheduled date: 17th-25th February 2021
SVM (Sijil Vokasional Malaysia)
Initial date: 13th-24th May 2020
Rescheduled date: 28th September-9th October 2020
Initial date: 13th-24th May
Rescheduled date: 3rd-14th August 2021
Initial date: 14th-30th October 2020
Rescheduled date: 17th-28th May 2021
Initial date: 21st October-8th November 2020
Rescheduled date: 18th-29th January 2021
“The rescheduling of exam sessions is important to ensure that schooling sessions next year are executed successfully,” added the statement. The complete list of rescheduled exam dates can be found here.
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