Private higher education institutions exempted from running exams in states under conditional MCO, says ministry

PETALING JAYA: Private higher education institutions have been exempted by the Higher Education Ministry to run exams during the conditional movement control order (MCO).

The exemptions are for exams conducted by external examination providers or international exams during the conditional MCO period, according to the schedule that has been set, the ministry said.

“This decision involves a total of 3,031 local students and 195 international students in four states that’s under the conditional MCO.

“Students must get a letter of confirmation from their respective institutions,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 14).

Exams under three categories are involved in the exemption.

The first group are students undertaking the A-Levels, Australian Matriculation, Canadian pre-university and the like.

The second are students who have registered to sit for the exam with external exam providers or for international exams, and lastly, students who have registered to sit for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exam.

The exemption, the ministry said, is subject to private higher education institutes’ compliance with standard operating procedures, and is based on the government’s decisions from time to time.

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya was placed under conditional MCO from Wednesday (Oct 14) to Oct 27.

The conditional MCO was implemented in Sabah from Tuesday (Oct 13) until Oct 26.

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