PUTRAJAYA: There are no plans to review history as a compulsory subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam, says Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.

Instead, the Ministry of Education will look at the contributing factors that led students to fail in history and find appropriate interventions to ensure students are able to master the subject, he said.

“Going forward, the ministry will ensure that the number of students who fail the subject will be reduced over time,” he told a press conference after announcing the 15th national winner. here.

It was reported that a total of 45,514 or 11.91% of the 2021 SPM applicants were not eligible for a certificate as they failed to pass either the Bahasa Malaysia or the history test.

The case caught the attention of several non-governmental organizations who demanded that the ministry disclose the steps to be taken to help candidates who were not qualified to receive the SPM certificate.

Radzi also said his ministry did not release the top school rankings for the recently announced SPM 2021 results.

“You can check. Even in previous years, the ministry had never published a list ranking schools. If there is one, it must be done by a third party and it is out of our control,” he said. -he declares.

He said this when asked about a list of best SPM schools 2021 that went viral on social media recently, which drew criticism from academicians and netizens. – Bernama

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