Minister of Higher Education Datuk Dr. Raji Zidine said parents or guardians cannot send their children to school if they are worried about the threat of COVID-19 when school starts on October 3.
It will not be considered a disciplinary offense and no written warning will be given to students, he added.
“No warning letters have been issued for those who are not in school, but parents are asked to inform the school of their children’s absence in the letter,” he told a press conference here today. ”
The Ministry of Education (MES) today announced that physical education as part of the National Rehabilitation Plan (NRP) will be implemented from October 3 under a weekly rotation system for primary and secondary school students.
He said school uniforms were not mandatory, adding that students were allowed to wear clean and proper attire at school if they did not match their uniform.
“We don’t want to pressure parents to give their children new school uniforms, our only goal is to get the kids back in school,” he said.
Students must wear face masks at all times, however, said Radzi, adding that double masks are recommended.
He said the government would seek to provide face masks to students from low-income families.
Raji said, according to the current Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), students must eat in class under the supervision of their teacher during the holidays, except for air-conditioned classrooms, which must be accompanied by supervision. You have to eat out.
Meanwhile, Reggie said that the weekly rotation system will not be applied to students, but must carry out self-diagnosis of Covid-19 so that the Covid-19 outbreak does not spread.
Self-diagnosis of Covid-19 was carried out three times, namely on the sixth day and also on the 14th day before students entered the dormitory, he said.
He also said schools should not hold joint learning activities.
Meanwhile, physical education and health education (PJPK) are allowed as long as students are wearing sports clothes from home to avoid overcrowding in school locker rooms, he said.
Radzi also emphasized that students who have symptoms are not allowed to go to school, but if they experience symptoms at school, they must do a COVID-19 self-test using saliva.
“We will have Covid-19 self-diagnostic kits in schools and students with symptoms will be kept in isolation rooms,” he said. – Barnam