Education ministry confirms almost 30,000 candidates did not sit for SPM 2022
15 Jun 2023 06:04pm
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Deputy Education Minister Lim Hui Ying said the number according to the ministry's record is actually 29,663 out of a total of 407,637 registered candidates.
She added that there was no question of a discrepancy between the figures and the number mentioned by Prime Minister Datuk Anwar Ibrahim during the Cakna and Malaysia Madani Dialogue programme at the Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) recently.
"What the former Minister of Education (Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin) stated was that only 14,858 or 3.8 per cent of the candidates who did not attend the examination were actually candidates who were registered to take six subjects including private candidates," she said during a question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat today.
She was answering a supplementary question from Roslan Hashim (PN-Kulim-Bandar Baharu) regarding the discrepancy between the dropout figures for SPM 2022 mentioned by the Prime Minister and data from the MoE - BERNAMA
Tailors are still receiving orders for Eid clothing from customers despite having to compete with ready-made clothing businesses (inset: Nor Ain Natasya, Khoo)