KUCHING: The announcement by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to postpone this year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) public examination to 2022 comes as a great relief to students.
This is the second consecutive year the exam is being put off, following a similar decision last year.
On Sunday (June 6), Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin announced the written SPM examination has been postponed to March next year.
The oral and practical examinations will be held a month earlier.
The government made the decision after looking into the present Covid-19 pandemic which has affected the students’ studies.
What some of the students say:
“This is a good opportunity for us and we should not take it for granted. The decision to hold the exam next year will give us more time to get ready. I feel that if the SPM is held this year, it would cause many of us to panic as for almost half of the year, we have been studying online which is quite challenging for us. I hope the Covid-19 situation will improve as soon as possible so that all of us can return to school and concentrate on our studies.”
“Sitting for SPM next year is good because I can have more time to study. It is not something unprecedented as the previous batch also went through the same predicament. Hopefully, this time around the MoE will fix the exam date earlier so that all of us can be better prepared.”
Muhammad Irfan Aniq Azizi
“On the good side, we will have more time to prepare for the exam. But the sad part is that we will be taking the exam at the age of 18 where we should already be preparing to enter college. Having said that, we take it as a challenge to learn and succeed.”