KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry yesterday announced Sept 21 to 23 next year as the dates for Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination, while Oct 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12 were fixed for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination.
Director-General of Education Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom, in a statement here yesterday, said the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination would be held from Nov 22 to Dec 16 next year, while the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Ulangan (SPMU) examination was scheduled for June 22 and 23.
The oral tests for the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Agama Malaysia (STAM) were fixed on July 12 and 13, while the written examination would be held on Oct 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27.
“The dates were fixed after much consideration given to public holidays like Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Malaysia Day, Deepavali, Hari Raya Aidiladha and Awal Muharam, which fall during the exams period,” he said.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters after presenting the 2009 Khat Art Prime Manifestation at the Islamic Art Museum here, Alimuddin said the ministry had taken preventive measures to curb the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) among school children who would begin the new school session this Monday.
“As we all have been informed, there will be a second wave of influenza Aministry has been making early preparations to ensure that the spread of the disease will not recur in 2010.
“Thermometers and hand sanitisers have been made available at all schools. So, the school management should use theespecially those who have fever and flu symptoms,” he said.
Usually, Alimuddin said, on the first day of school, the ministry’s and State Education Department officials would visit the schools for monitoring.
“Through the monitoring process, we will learn about the schools’ preparations and this is probably a safetystudents will not fall sick or have any problems at school,” he said.
The 2009 Khat Art Prime Manifestation was a national khat art competition which began on Oct 31 and was jointly organised by the Islamic Art Museum and the National Khat Art Association, with cooperation from the Utusan Group, Astro Oasis and Radio IKIM. — Bernama