Education DG: SPM, STPM delay won't affect tertiary education intake

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The intakes for tertiary education courses will not be affected by the second postponement of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia (STPM) examinations, says Education director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim.

She said intakes into higher education institutions and applications via the UPUOnline portal would still proceed.

The SPM 2020 examination had been postponed to Feb 22, while the STPM would now be held in March and April, she added during a press conference.

The exams had prior to this been postponed to the first quarter of 2021.

The postponement of both major examinations will affect around 445,000 SPM candidates and 92,900 STPM candidates who would have sat for their papers this month if Covid-19 had not hit Malaysia.

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