Because of the pandemic, government are launching MCO CMCO and EMCO on different states. Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination candidates in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas must still sit for the examination which is scheduled to begin on Monday (Feb 22).
According to our education minister statement, only candidates who are confirmed positive Covid-19 or a close contact to a positive case are allowed not to be present at the examination centre. Furthermore, candidates must furnish proof from the doctor or the respective District Health offices.
Hence it is mentioned that only healthy candidates can be present on the examination centre. Therefore, wherever the candidates are, either in the MCO, Conditional MCO or EMCO areas, they can still sit for the examination as long as they are fit.
However, if they are confirmed positive or close contacts, and are under quarantine, they cannot be present at the examination centre, but after the quarantine period is over, they can go to the examination centre to sit for the paper which is still taking place.
The ministry will reschedule the examination for the papers that the candidates have missed due to the quarantine order.
According to Ministry of education data, 401,105 candidates would be sitting for the SPM examination at 3,310 examination centres nationwide.
Of the total, 1,150 registered candidates would join to sit for the examination at other examination centres.
According to our education minister the issue on the possibility of examination questions being leaked would not arise as MOE would provide a different set of questions with the same standard and format for the candidates that had been reschedule.
In this regard, we hoped that the SPM candidates and equivalent who would be sitting for the examination from Monday were well prepared as it is an important examination for their future.