Ministry to review co-curriculum assessment data of 2023 SPM candidates

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will re-evaluate the Physical Activity, Sports and Co-Curriculum Assessment (PAJSK) data of 2023 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students who saw their scores excluded from university applications.

In a statement on Sunday (July 7), it said the data would be handed over to the University Central Unit (UPU) to match and offer further studies subject to candidates according to their qualifications and programme vacancies.

"The ministry takes the issue (of excluded PAJSK scores) seriously.

"Immediate action has been taken to reassess the PAJSK data of affected candidates," it read.

The ministry said it was conducting a detailed investigation and implementing intervention measures to see that it does not recur.

The merit score of SPM graduates who apply to continue their studies through the UPU system includes 10% of the co-curriculum score, in addition to their exam results.

It was reported that some SPM holders' PAJSK scores were not taken into account in their UPU applications, causing them to fail to continue their studies at higher education institutions or receive offers that were not their first choice. – Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Kuala Pilah cops seek public help to locate teen missing for 18 days
Sultan Ibrahim prioritises the people's interests, says Johor Royal Court Council president
Melaka cops nab 13-year-old mastermind of motorcycle theft gang
STEM enrolment hits 50.83% for 2024, up from 41.84% in 2019, says Education Ministry
MAGB financial restructuring resulted in RM10bil cost savings, says Finance Ministry
Victims of AI-generated deepfakes urged to lodge police reports
Labourer arrested for alleged rape of step-granddaughter in Jertih
Surface temps in Peninsular Malaysia up by 0.24�C per decade since 1969, Dewan Rakyat told
RM192mil paid in 'Samurai bond' interest payments as of March 2024, says Finance Ministry
Proposal for English teachers from S'pore among highlights at Dewan Rakyat today

Others Also Read