Ministry of Higher Education accepts proposal for weekends without exams | Malaysia

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad said the ministry authorizes IPTs through their Faculty Senate to plan and implement their respective examinations as it deems appropriate. Bernama Peak

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 – The Director General of Tertiary Education has been invited to have a detailed discussion with universities regarding the proposal for Institutes of Tertiary Education (IPTs) not to hold exams from Friday to Sunday.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad said the ministry has authorized IPTs through their faculty senate to plan and implement their respective exams as they deem fit. .

“Yang Berhormat Tuaran (Datuk Seri Madius Tangan) expressed his view that IPTs should not hold exams from Friday to Sunday. The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) very much welcomes the proposal.

“But for your information, the IPT exam system is not centralized like other public exams like Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia. All IPTs have different academic calendars,” she said today as she closed the debate on the motion of thanks for the ministry’s royal address in the Dewan Rakyat.

Meanwhile, she said that the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Tawau campus will be upgraded and functioning as a full-fledged campus by 2025.

Noraini said the campus will provide proper tuition and comprehensive courses so that students from Sabah do not have to venture out.

Meanwhile, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan, while closing the debate on the same motion for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), informed that electricity disruption in Sabah was due to problems in the distribution system at 97.7%, followed by generation (1.5%) and delivery (0.8%).

He said that among the factors causing the disruption of electricity supply at the distribution level were interference from wildlife, cables caught in trees, damage to cables and overloads caused by illegal connections.

“To reduce the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) in Sabah, KeTSA has set up a special task force led by the Energy Commission and also including KeTSA officers, Tenaga Nasional Berhad ( TNB), Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), industry representatives and technical experts who will formulate an action plan for the reduction of SAIDI Sabah in 2025,” he said.

Takiyuddin said KeTSA aims to reduce SAIDI in the state to 150 minutes of downtime by 2025, from 332 minutes of downtime recorded last year.

The meeting continues tomorrow. — Bernama