Education minister: School for non-examination classes starts on July 15

Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin also announced that tuition centres will be allowed to open on July 15, 2020. — Bernama pic
Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin also announced that tuition centres will be allowed to open on July 15, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — School for Form 6 Semester 1, Remove Class, Form 1 to 4 for secondary school and Standard 5 and 6 for primary school will begin on Wednesday, July 15 2020.

Meanwhile, Standard 1 to 4 primary school students commence classes on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin also announced that tuition centres will be allowed to open on July 15, 2020.

“Based on the assessment of school readiness and preparation, we believe that all schools are ready to reopen. School administrators have also made careful plans to fully manage student enrolment.

“However, in making decisions regarding the reopening of schools, the Ministry of Education has always referred to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Security Council (MKN).

“Based on the current situation of the Covid-19 outbreak, MoH and MKN have agreed that full school openings could be implemented in the near future,” he said during a press conference today.

Mohd Radzi, however, said no sports and co-curricular activities will be allowed for the time being.

 He said the opening date applies to all government schools, government-aided schools, private schools and any learning institution registered with the Education Ministry.

“For schools that are not registered with the ministry, they are strongly advised to follow the dates too,” he said.

Mohd Radzi said the ministry is taking into account the need to reorganise the logistics for the examination students who will be sitting for this year’s SPM in the first week of 2021.

“This includes specifying dates for next year’s school session to ensure it goes well.

“This will be finalised in the 2021 academic calendar,” he said.

The first phase of schools reopening began on June 24 and affected 500,444 students from over 2,500 schools taking their public examinations this year.

All schools will now have to choose one of three models of operation: One Session, Two Sessions and Rotational Models, according to the school capacity, space and density.

Mohd Radzi said that students, parents and guardians will be informed of the models their respective schools chose a week before its reopenings.

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