PKSK offers students the opportunity to be admitted to SBP – Mah



KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the Specific School Admission Assessment (PKSK) has opened up the possibility for all eligible students from all types of schools in Malaysia to be admitted to boarding schools (SBP), a said Datuk Deputy Minister of Education Dr Mah Hang Soon (Photo).

He said that the Ministry of Education (MOE) always strives to ensure the successful implementation of the education policy and the five aspirations of the education system, namely access, quality, equity, unity and efficiency.

“The Ministry of Education has also formulated a more comprehensive recruitment policy which will ensure that no group is sidelined,” he said in responding to a question from Senator Datuk T. Mohan during the question-and-answer session at Dewan Negara here today.

Mohan wanted to know the rationale that only students from National Schools (SK) are allowed to apply for the first year of SBP, while excellent students from schools other than SK are not allowed.

Mah explained that PKSK is a centralized assessment method that is implemented on the basis of three components, namely soft skills, intellectual intelligence, and writing articulation.

He said that all Malaysian students enrolled in the MOE Student Database Application System from National Type Schools (SJK), Government Funded Religious Schools (SABK) or private schools can apply for admission to the SBP for the 2021 school term.

“Applicants must also meet the minimum admission requirements set and actively participate in activities parallel to the program,” he said. – Bernama


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