KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is collaborating with Putera MIC to host a carnival for post-SPM and STPM students on their options this weekend.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the event, also supported by the Higher Education Ministry, will be open to members of the public for free.
“The key is to expose students, who may or may not be academically inclined, to what’s available,” said Kamalanathan, adding that parents were encouraged to join their children at the first event at SMK Kulim, Kedah, on Friday.
From there, the carnival moves to SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh on Saturday, before travelling to both Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Raja Melewar, Seremban, and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka on Sunday.
The event, called Karnival Hala Tuju Peluang Pendidikan Lepasan SPM dan STPM Tahun 2016, will resume on March 24 at Majlis Perbandaran Johor Baru Tengah, Johor, before going to Dewan Kinta Indian Association Ipoh, Perak, and SJK (T) Bandar Mentakab, Pahang on March 25. It will end at Penang Free School on March 26.
Nine government agencies will be participating in the carnival that starts as early as 8am, before ending at 3pm.
More information is available on Putera MIC’s Facebook page.
On the release of the 2016 SPM results on Thursday, the ministry said candidates can obtain their results from their schools after 10am on that day.
Private candidates will receive their results through post or can contact their state education departments where they registered.