By: Zaki Salleh
A total of 32,736 candidates in the state of Perak sat for this year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination which began today.
Of that number, a total of 31,080 people are school candidates while another 1,656 are private candidates.
Deputy Director of Education, Management and Planning Sector of the State Education Department, Rahimah Mohamed said that there were 321 examination centres throughout the state.
According to him, a total of 2,726 examination officers were assigned throughout the examination which will end on March 15.
“In addition to normal students, we also recorded a total of 108 candidate students with Special Educational Needs (SED), who are candidates with learning problems and disabilities,” he told reporters.
This morning he reviewed the preparations of the students of the Anderson National High School on the first day of the exam involving the Malay Language Paper.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the state’s Communications and Multimedia Committee, Mohd Azlan Helmi, also encouraged the Perak state SPM candidates for the exam.
Through a post on the Facebook page, he prayed that the students would be able to answer the questions well and achieve success.
“To the students, do your best. May you all be successful.
“Thank you also to the teachers for all the sacrifices and guidance that they have given and to the parents who tirelessly provide encouragement and support to the children,” he said.