Only Examination Candidates to Return to Schools on January 20

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia announced that face-to-face schooling sessions slated to start January 20 (Wednesday) nationwide will only involve examination candidates of year 2020.

The decision was agreed upon after a discussion between MOE with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Security Council (MKN), following the latest cumulative number of COVID-19 cases today (January 16) and the worrying trend of case increment lately. 

According to a statement issued by MOE, exam candidates of year 2020 comprise students sitting for: 

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) (Malaysian Certificate of Education) 
  • Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) (Malaysian Vocational Certificate) 
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (Malaysian Skills Certificate) 
  • Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) 
  • Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) (Malaysian Higher Religious Certificate) 
  • Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) (Malaysian Vocational Diploma) 
  • equivalent international examinations 

All primary and secondary Form 1 to Form 5 students will follow lessons via teaching and learning at home (PdPR) subject to teachers and students’ suitability beginning January 20. 


Rosli Mansor 

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