Mahdzir: Free re­place­ment for cer­tifi­cates lost in floods

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PU­TRA­JAYA: The Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry has agreed to ex­empt pay­ment to flood vic­tims who want to get re­place­ment of orig­i­nal ex­am­i­na­tion cer­tifi­cates which are miss­ing or dam­aged due to floods dis­as­tesr, said its min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

He said those af­fected must show proof they were listed as flood vic­tims be­fore reap­ply­ing for the cer­tifi­cates.

“Those who sat for their ex­am­i­na­tions after 2000 can ob­tain copies of their cer­tifi­cates in one hour, while oth­ers will take a week,” he told re­porters after launch­ing ‘In­tegrity Day’ for the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry here yes­ter­day.

Mahdzir said the flood vic­tims could get the cer­tifi­cates at the Malaysian Ex­am­i­na­tions Syndicate’s coun­ters or by down­load­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion form from its web­site. They would be ex­empted from pay­ing RM30 for each Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (SPM) cer­tifi­cate and RM50 each for Si­jil Tinggi Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (STPM) cer­tifi­cate, he said.

Asked if the min­istry re­ceived any com­plaints from par­ents on SPM ques­tions, Mahdzir said : “To date, we have not re­ceived any of­fi­cial com­plaint on SPM ques­tions, es­pe­cially on the English Lan­guage sub­ject.”

“Ac­tu­ally, we have an ex­am­i­na­tion panel to look at ev­ery sub­ject and the ques­tions which have been pre­pared. The panel will eval­u­ate to de­cide which ques­tions will be in­cluded in SPM.

“So, the panel has made their con­sid­er­a­tion. Dis­grun­tled par­ents can see the state ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer at the ex­am­i­na­tion divi­sion to get fur­ther ex­pla­na­tions.”

Ear­lier, in his open­ing speech, Mahdzi­rad­visedthe500,000min­istry staff na­tion­wide to place in­tegrity as their main agenda in de­liv­er­ing ser­vice to the public ef­fi­ciently, sys­tem­at­i­cally, trans­par­ently and with ‘best value for money’.

He said the el­e­ment of in­tegrity among civil ser­vants was not only fo­cused on cor­rup­tion, mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion or abuse of power but also en­com­passed neg­li­gence, weak fi­nan­cial man­age­ment gov­er­nance, dis­ci­plinary breach is­sues such as ab­sen­teeism and non­per­for­mance of duty. — Ber­nama

Those who sat for their ex­am­i­na­tions after 2000 can ob­tain copies of their cer­tifi­cates in one hour, while oth­ers will take a week. Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter

A house in Kam­pong Bukit Ker­das, Batu Kikir in­un­dated in wa­ter. — Ber­nama photo

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