Reschedule SPM exams, say netizens

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  • Sunday, 28 Sep 2014

The Education Ministry notified heads of private institutions of higher education that such results would no longer be accepted as admission qualifications, unlike in previous years.

Noel Leong said Malaysia’s school terms should follow major countries in either the Northern or Southern hemisphere. “With school term starting in either September or April, then schedules of private and public universities will be aligned and there will be no need to rely on forecast results,” he added.

Netizen Noon Sod opined that universities should be allowed to independently decide whether to accept forecast results for entry into their education institution.

“If a person display consistent straight As in all test and exams, and by fluke on SPM day they can't focus (parent being hospitalised on SPM day or the cat died) then SPM result do not reflect actual capabilities,” Noon Sod added.

Malik Ayob said that forecast results were no guarantee of similar results during the actual examination.

Kimyee Wong scrutinised the private education sector’s shock at the Ministry’s decision, saying: “Private colleges are profit-driven business entities. These private entities would want to grab customers (students), the sooner the better. Why wait? Time is money.”

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