KOTA KINABALU: A total of 2,969 candidates have been identified to be involved in the rescheduling of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 examinations nationwide as at March 3, said Deputy Education Minister I Muslimin Yahaya.
Muslimin said that the number was 0.74 per cent of the total of 401,105 candidates who sat for the SPM 2020 examinations. The rescheduled exams are expected to begin on April 6.
He said that candidates involved in the rescheduled examination would be notified following the completion of the SPM 2020 examination today.
“The Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided that only COVID-19 positive candidates, as well as quarantined and sick candidates with medical letters or reports, are allowed to sit for the rescheduled exams.
“The questions (for rescheduled exams candidates) are different, but are already available from the Examination Board’s bank,” he said when met by reporters here today.
Earlier, he officiated the thanksgiving ceremony on the completion of SPM 2020 examinations at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Agama Kota Kinabalu here, today.
Also present were state Education director Datuk Dr Mistirine Radin and SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu principal Hasnah Mohd Yakob.
A total of 37 out of 109 candidates from the school completed the Computer Science paper, the last paper of SPM 2020 examinations today.
SPM 2020 was conducted from 22 Feb, involving 83 subjects and held at 3,310 examination centres with a total of 48,014 staff appointed nationwide.
In Sabah, a total of 36,432 candidates sat for SPM at 314 examination centres statewide involving a total of 5,305 staff.