KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took to twitter today to wish ‘Success’ to students who would be facing their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination tomorrow. “All the best to Form Five students who will be sitting for their SPM tomorrow. I wish them every success,” he tweeted. A total of 455,839 candidates are expected to sit for the examination at 3,655 centres nationwide, from Nov 3 until Dec 4.
Of the number, 400,351 are from government schools, government-assisted schools and government-funded Islamic religious schools. Another 8,241 candidates are from schools under government agencies other than the Education Ministry, and 7,957 are from state religious secondary schools. Candidates from private schools registered under the education ministry comprise 12,066, while 25,701 are private candidates. Another 1,523 are from community religious secondary schools.