Stu­dent with­out IC al­lowed to sit for SPM

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PARIT BUNTAR: The Seko­lah Me­nen­gah Ke­bangsaan (SMK) Pan­glima Bukit Gan­tang stu­dent Nu­rul Syuhada Ab­dul Nasir Idris, 17, has been given the green light to sit for the Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (SPM) next week.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Dr Mas­zlee Ma­lik con­firmed this on his Face­book ac­count on Fri­day af­ter the girl’s dilemma about not be­ing able to sit for the SPM exam be­cause she did not have an iden­tity card was re­ported in the lo­cal me­dia.

Mas­zlee said the mat­ter has been in­ves­ti­gated and Nu­rul Syuhada al­lowed to sit for the exam.

“Thank you to all in­volved and to Nu­rul Syuhada, con­tinue on and be suc­cess­ful! The KPM (Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion Malaysia) will en­sure this does not hap­pen again, in keep­ing with the zero re­ject pol­icy an­nounced re­cently,” he said.

On Fri­day, the me­dia re­ported that Nu­rul Syuhada was in a dilemma when she could not take the SPM exam as her ap­pli­ca­tion for an iden­tity card made when she was 12 years old had not been ap­proved by the Na­tional Regis­tra­tion De­part­ment.

Nu­rul Syuhada who was born here to Cam­bo­dian par­ents who have long since re­turned there, was brought up by a lo­cal fam­ily.

Mean­while, Nu­rul Syuhada’s fos­ter fa­ther Ibrahim Idris, 53, apol­o­gised to the ad­min­is­tra­tion of SMK Pan­glima Bukit Gan­tang for the mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion in her case.

He made an open apol­ogy to the school head Mohd Saad Hashim and the ad­min­is­tra­tive staff in a spe­cial meet­ing held at the Parit Buntar MP Ser­vice Cen­tre here to­day.

“The school had told us in March this year that Nu­rul Syuhada was al­lowed to sit for the exam,” he said.

In PU­TRA­JAYA, a state­ment by the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry said Form Five stu­dents who were at­tend­ing school and had reached the age of 16 years in the year of the exam are al­lowed to sit for the SPM even if they did not have iden­tity cards.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, the con­di­tions set by the Ex­am­i­na­tion Board al­lowed any Form Five stu­dent who had reached 16 years of age on Jan­uary 1 in the exam year could reg­is­ter to sit for it. - Ber­nama

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