Only govt can decide on recognition of UEC, says Dr M

The Unified Examination Certificate is a standardised test for Chinese independent high schools in the country.

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the decision to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) can only be made by the government.

He said the recent decision taken by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board to recognise the UEC was only their opinion.

“If we want to recognise it, it is the government that must recognise,” he told reporters after chairing the PPBM Supreme Council meeting here tonight.

Mahathir is also the PPBM chairman.

Legal Profession Qualifying Board chairman Tommy Thomas, who is also the attorney-general, recently issued a statement saying the UEC qualification at the Senior Middle 3 level could be accepted as meeting the STPM examination requirement to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination from 2021.

The UEC is a standardised test for Chinese independent high schools in the country.