When the country’s schools will reopen, will be announced tomorrow ( Jun 10) , Deputy Education Minister II Muslimin Yahaya said.
The decision — which will affect 398,446 students — will be discussed in a meeting today between the Health and Education Ministries as well as the National Security Council in Putrajaya. Announcement on date of reopening will be on tomorrow ( Jun 10).
Only classes for top-tier school examinations will be prioritised upon reopening to ensure the safety of students. Thus, initial phase of reopening would involve:
- Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)- 347,177 students
- Malaysian Vocational Certificate (SVM)- 2,935 students
- Malaysian Higher Islamic Religious Certificate (STAM) – 2,738 students
- Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysian (STPM)- 45,596 students
It was reported that the Health Ministry is confident that the outlined standard operating procedures (SOPs) for reopening of schools are adequate to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
However, Health D-G Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had said that although the guidelines had been finalised, it could be changed from time to time.
Muslimin also added all teachers are required to return to school to assist Form 5 and 6 teachers during learning and teaching. The schools will have to break the classes based on the number students. Each class will only have between 16 and 20 pupils.
“Once this is implemented, we need more teachers to assist each other. We need to ensure that learning and teaching will go smoothly,” he said.
Source : NST