JOHOR BARU: The Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAIJ) has decided to postpone all examinations under the Johor Islamic Education Department this year to a later date.
Johor Islamic Affairs committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi said that this involved Sekolah Agama (religious schools), Maahad Tahfiz and Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (Marsah).
“In view of the current Covid-19 situation, JAIJ has decided that there will be no examinations this year, ” he said when met by reporters at the Johor Islamic Religious Council (Maij) office here on Monday (April 20).
He added that the decision was made in line with the Education Ministry’s move to postpone several examinations following the pandemic.
“Any changes in the decision will only be made after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has finished, or the outbreak has been under control, ” he added.
To date, there are about 19,000 registered students that are expected to sit for their Sijil Darjah Khas Agama (SDKA) examination that is scheduled to be held in November this year.
Tosrin also informed that all ‘akad nikah’ (solemnisation of marriage) ceremony will also be postponed, starting from March 21 until April 28, or until the MCO period is over.
“This decision has also received consent from His Majesty Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, ” he said, adding that there are about 800 couples who have registered to get married during this period.