KUCHING: A total of 428 students from 32 schools in Sarawak were unable to sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2020 examination which began on Monday (Feb 22), says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
The Deputy Chief Minister said 414 of the students could not sit for the exam due to the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order, while 14 others tested positive for Covid-19.
"Of the affected students, 205 are male students and 223 are female students," he said at the state disaster management committee's briefing here on Monday (Feb 22).
Earlier on Monday, state education director Dr Norisah Suhaili said 35,312 students in Sarawak were sitting for the SPM at 294 examination centres throughout the state.
She said 33,064 were from national secondary schools, 942 from private secondary schools, 361 from schools under the Education Ministry's agencies and 945 private candidates.
"All teachers and students must observe the standard operating procedures (SOP) while being inside the school compound at all times. Stay focused and revise your schoolwork as SPM is an important public examination," she said.
Areas under the enhanced MCO in Sarawak include Taman Univista in Samarahan and Kampung Sungai Maong here from Feb 17 to March 2, while the enhanced MCO at the Town Villa flats and houses in Sibu Jaya from Feb 12 to 25 has been extended to March 4.
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