PETALING JAYA: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2021 examinations will take place in February next year, says Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.
The Education Minister said the oral and science practical exams would commence in February 2022 and the written exams in March.
This decision was made after taking into account the challenges faced by exam candidates due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he said in a press conference on Sunday (June 6).
Radzi also said students would continue with home-based learning (PdPR) when schools reopen from June 13 onwards until the next school holidays scheduled to begin on July 16.
He added that this also applied to international schools, private schools and expatriate schools.
“They (national schools) will undergo at least 25 days of PdPR”, he said.
He added that the decision to reopen schools lies with the National Security Council and the Education Ministry would provide one week’s notice before schools resume for face-to-face classes.
He also said that the exam year students would be the first back to school, the same method employed when schools reopened last year.