Pakatan interrogates Ministry of Education for not providing new exam questions to SPM students | Malaysia

Form Five students prepare to take their SPM exam at SMK Tasek Damai in Ipoh on March 2, 2022. – Photo by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, 9th April – The Pakatan Harapan Education Committee today reprimanded the Ministry of Education (MoE) and its minister for not taking the education process seriously during the Covid-19 pandemic , after a test in the second session of the SPM 2021 exams yesterday was found to be recycled.

In a statement today, the committee, which includes former Education Minister Maszlee Malik among its members, questioned why the Malaysian Examination Board (MEB) had not come up with a new test as it had done in previous years’ exams.

“The MEB and MoE must assure the public if the questions used are the same questions as the previous session and are not disclosed and remain confidential for repeat SPM candidates,” he said.

Yesterday, students taking the second session of the SPM 2021 exams found that the Bahasa Melayu (Listening) exam questions were the same as in the first session conducted in February.

Please note, the second session was made to accommodate students who missed the previous session due to Covid-19, floods or for students who were granted a special waiver by the Exam Director.

“There are some values ​​that need to get the attention of the MEB and MoE to prevent this situation from happening again, among which the MEB should be prepared with enough questions for different editions, as the current situation requires some candidates to sit for repeated sessions of the PMS,” added the PH committee.

Other members listed under the committee were former Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching, Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Tampin MP Datuk Hasan Baharom, Sekijang MP Natrah Ismail, MP of Bukit Mertajam Steven Sim, MP for Tangga Batu Rusnah Aluai and MP for Batu Gajah. Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu – also known as V. Sivakumar

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