Public can now apply to be SPM 2023 exam invigilators

A file picture of an invigilator observing students sitting for an SPM exam paper. – CHAN BOON KAI/ The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time, the public can apply to be invigilators for 2023 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (Sept 17), the Education Ministry invited the public to apply to be invigilators.

It said that applications are open from Sept 12 until Oct 31 and those interested can submit their application forms to their Education director in their respective states via

"Successful applicants shortlisted as volunteer candidates will be scheduled for interviews at a nearby district education office," said the ministry.

Applicants must be Malaysian citizens aged 18 to 65, possess at least an SPM qualification or equivalent recognised by the government, have no criminal record nor court actions against them and possess their own transportation.

The ministry said this initiative is among the seven measures introduced to reduce the workload of teachers, as announced by Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek on Feb 17.

The ministry said that there are five applicant categories, namely Category 1 (retired government employees under the Education Service Officer scheme), Category 2 (students of public higher education institutions, private higher education institutions, teacher training institutes, foundation or matriculation graduates), Category 3 (teachers of state government religious secondary schools, private schools, and Mara Junior Science Colleges), Category 4 (government contract workers or contractual employees) and Category 5 (non-government employees or retired government and private sector individuals).

Further information can be obtained at the respective state education departments, or by emailing the Examination Board at – Bernama

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