SPM Candidates Numbering 400,000 March Into Exam Centres Today
Early today, some 400,000 students flocked into exam centres across the nation to sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam today. Based on a report from The Star, who was present at one of the exam centres, found that the atmosphere was very tense and somber.
SPM candidates were required to present their examination slips along with a mandatory health screening before they were allowed to enter the premises. The candidates were also required to bring their own face shield to further prevent the spread of the virus.
For candidates who has tested positive for Covid-19, or those who are instructed to undergo quarantine, will not be allowed to sit for the examination today. In order to sit for the rescheduled examination, candidates will need to produce certified documents.
In an attempt to accommodate the SPM examination this year, A total of 3,310 SPM examination centres have been set up nationwide in compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) as dictated by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council. In addition to that, 48,014 invigilators were appointed to enforce the SOP’s during the examination period, on top of ensuring that students don’t cheat.
As the Form-5 students were primarily engaged in hybrid learning for the most of 2020, this will also be a good opportunity for the Ministry of Education (MOE) to gauge if hybrid learning is effective as the primary medium of teaching.
From all of us here at NewSociety, we would like to wish those sitting for SPM the best of luck and we are looking forward to see each and every one of you succeed!