Sitting for an English paper at the GCE (Advanced Level) Examination is mandatory for students seeking admission to Universities and Higher Technological Education Institutions from this year.
This has been emphasized by the Higher Education Ministry. Therefore, from 2012 onwards it is a must for students intending to enter universities or higher education institutes to answer the General English examination paper in addition to the other three selected subjects at the A/L examination. The results obtained by students from the General English examination will be used as a measurement of enrolling the students into English language courses within the universities. Meanwhile, action has also been initiated to modernize the University and Higher Technological Education Institutes under the Higher Education Project for the 21st century.