Education Minister Maszlee Malik has rejected the proposal to abolish a University English Test (Malaysia) (Muet) and to include in the examination module for secondary schools as it would be a student burden.
He said that Muet was a competent test, unlike a school exam, so it should not be abolished.
"It can not (be canceled), there are two different things, in the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) exam, there is already the English Language (paper), Muet is eligible (for further studies degree level).
"Just like the A Level or O Level, but I must take IELTS (International Language Testing System English)," he told reporters when he met after the closing ceremony of the Malaysian Malaysian Teachers' Union Union Education Seminar (KGMMB) in Kuala Today today.
Maszlee commented on a report in a local newspaper quoted by several parties who urged the ministry to review the mandatory requirement for Muet and said that it should be included in SPM.
– – Bernama