Guidelines for reopening of schools will be distributed June 4, says Minister


KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education will be distributing the school reopening management guidelines on Thursday (June 4) for the schools and teachers to make preparations before the date to resume academic classes is announced.

Education Minister Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the guidelines that were prepared by the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council (MKN) would present detailed information from the arrival of students in the school compound until they leave for home.

Dr. Mohd. Radzi said, the guidelines are for the concerned parties including the school management staff, teachers, and parents to make necessary preparations and be ready for actions two weeks after the announcement is made.

“The date for the school to be reopened will be announced two weeks before the Form Five and Form Six students in nearly 3,000 secondary schools nationwide could resume their studies,” Mohd. Radzi said as reported by Bernama.

The minister said that on his visit to SMK Engku Husain in Semenyih on Tuesday (June 2).

Also present were Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, MKN director-general Mohd Rabin Basir and Education director-general Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim.

He also stressed that it is important for everyone to play a role as the staff of the school, teachers, and parents in handling a case for example if a child has symptoms of COVID-19 then the child should stay at home.

Mohd. Radzi advised the parents not to worry about sending their children to school instead they should help in educating their children to practice social distancing whenever they are in the school.

Regarding the date for school sessions to reopen, Mohd. Radzi said, there is no date fixed yet as he is still working closely with the Health Ministry and MKN to decide on that matter.

The Education Minister added the State Education Department and District Education offices would play the monitoring roles to ensure that schools comply with the guidelines.-Malaysia World News


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