Candidates sitting for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) and Sijil Vokasional Malaysia will have more time to revise for their respective examinations.
The Education Ministry (MoE) has postponed the respective annual examinations to the first week of 2021.
In a statement today, MoE said Form Five students will sit for the SPM examination from Jan 6 to Feb 9 next year.
The examination was supposed to be held from Nov 16 to Dec 7 in 2020, but the Government had decided to postpone the examinations due to Covid-19 pandemic.
MoE said the postponement was to provide students ample time to study and prepare for the examinations.
As the SPM examination for 2020 is scheduled to begin in the first week of 2021, the MoE has taken into account the need to reorganize logistics for the examination.
The new STPM examination dates for Semester 2 and Semester 3 students, which were scheduled for November had also been postponed to Aug 12-18 (Semester 2) and March 1-9 (Semester 3) next year.
STAM which was to be held in October this year, will now be held from Feb 17-25, 2021, while the Sijil Vokasional Malaysia exams scheduled for May (Session 1) and October (Session 2) this year have also been moved to August 2020 and January and May 2021 respectively.