External examinations in private higher education institutions exempted from conditional MCO, says ministry



PETALING JAYA: Private universities and colleges may go ahead with external and international examinations according to the schedule set by their respective bodies.

The Higher Education Ministry said the decision was made after taking into account the fixed schedules these examinations must follow.

“This decision involves a total of 3,031 local students and 195 international students in four states that’s under the conditional MCO.

“Students must get a letter of confirmation from their respective institutions,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 14).

Exams under three categories are involved in the exemption.

The first group are students undertaking the A-Levels, Australian Matriculation, Canadian pre-university and the like.

The second are students who have registered to sit for the exam with external exam providers or for international exams, and lastly, students who have registered to sit for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exam.

The exemption, the ministry said, is subject to private higher education institutes’ compliance with standard operating procedures, and is based on the government’s decisions from time to time.

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya was placed under conditional MCO from Wednesday (Oct 14) to Oct 27.

The conditional MCO was implemented in Sabah from Tuesday (Oct 13) until Oct 26.

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