PETALING JAYA: Students are anxious over the uncertainty looming over the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams.
The exams are scheduled to start on Jan 6 next year but with the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, many are questioning whether there will be a further delay.
Besides grappling with the postponement of SPM exams to January, Form Five students have also had to deal with an uncertain trial exam schedule as trials have been postponed due to the conditional movement control order (MCO) in some states.
Aiman Ba’trisyia Munir Kasman hopes that will not be the case.
Worried and anxious, the SMK (P) Jalan Ipoh student wants to be done with her exams as scheduled.
“I don’t want it to be delayed further because I’m afraid I will forget what I’ve studied so far, ” she said.
An SMK Subang Utama student, who only wants to be known as Constance, said another postponement would delay her future plans.
“SPM was supposed to be held around this time of the year.
“It will be very frustrating if it gets postponed again as I want to get over it soon and not constantly feel anxious about it.”
Her schoolmate, who only wants to be known as Dania, said she was worried but trusted that the Education Ministry would consider all options before making a decision.
A delay in the SPM dates will put a pause to her plans of picking up soft skills and getting a part-time job to gain work experience.
Another student from Petaling Jaya who wanted to be known as Yen Lee said she was worried the major exam would be pushed nearer to Chinese New Year next year.
“My school has completed the syllabus with us. We really hope we can take SPM as scheduled, so we do not waste more time and push our plans further back, ” she said.
As for her trials, she said she only had her Additional Mathematics exams left.
However, she and her classmates have no idea how they did as they cannot go to school to collect their results and discuss the papers.
Wong Zhu Yi is anxious about the possibility of another rescheduling.
The SMK Munshi Abdullah, Melaka, student said he was worried about how it would affect his momentum in revision and his enrolment into higher educational institutions.