SPM exam will begin on Nov 23, not Nov 22

KUALA LUMPUR: This
year’s Sijil Pelajaran
Malaysia (SPM)
examination will begin
on Nov 23 and not on Nov
22 following Nov 22 being
a public holiday in Johor.
The Education
Ministry in a statement
here yesterday said
the Malaysian
Examinations Board
(MEB) had notified
all state education
departments of the
change through a
circular dated May 7.
The change in date was
also posted on the MEB’s
website in the first week
of June while the new
examination schedule
was forwarded to all state
education departments
for circulation to
secondary schools on
July 23, it said.
The ministry added
that the change was
necessitated following
the Johor government
gazetting Nov 22 as a
public holiday in
conjunction with the
birthday celebration of
the Johor sultan.
As a result of the
change, this year’s SPM
examination would be
held from Nov 23 to Dec
20, the ministry added.
— Bernama

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