The Ministry of Education has not yet decided on the implementation of PT3 for 2022, according to Radzi | Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA, 21 February – The Ministry of Education (MoE) is yet to decide on the implementation of the Form Three (PT3) Assessing Examination for the 2022 session, the Chief Minister of Education has said. ‘Education, Datuk Radzi Jidin.
He said the Department of Education is reviewing the most appropriate approach related to PT3 taking into consideration the students’ level of proficiency and indications of the current 2021 school session.
“There has been no official decision from the MOE regarding PT3,” he told the media after watching the launch of Sekolahku Sejahterahere today.
Earlier, a statement was posted on the Malaysian Examination Board (LPM) Facebook account, saying that the PT3 exam for the 2022 session will be held from October to November. A check then revealed that the message had been deleted.
Radzi, meanwhile, said that the Ministry of Education will tomorrow hold discussions with the Electoral Commission (EC) on the use of secondary schools in Johor as voting centers in Johor state elections in order to ensure the smooth running of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam.
A total of 151 secondary schools will be used as voting centers for the Johor state elections on March 12, while the SPM exam is scheduled to be held from March 2-29.
“Prior to this, preliminary discussions have taken place as we work closely with the EC to ensure the smooth running of the SPM review,” he said.
“If we have to use the schools, we have an approach (how to go about it), but we try to avoid it because there is not much time, only Sundays are available (to rearrange tables and chairs).
“The tables (in the examination rooms) were neatly arranged which took a lot of time and any disruption to the arrangement and then having to rearrange them again in one day is not easy as it has its habits and its rules,” Radzi said.
On the issue of heavy school bags which has become a hot topic recently, Radzi said the Ministry of Education is studying the issue and has identified several causes, including the number of subjects, thick textbooks and students bringing additional books.
“We at MoE are formulating what is the best approach (because) this has been dragging on for so long, so that this issue is resolved once and for all by detailing multiple approaches,” he said. — Bernama