Students to Return to School on June 24th, Guidelines Including Temperature Checks and A Class of 20 Only

Published by on Jun 11, 2020, 11:23 am

Kuala Lumpur - The Education Ministry announced yesterday the official date for the reopening of schools, particularly for examination students. They will resume schooling starting from June 24th.

This recent announcement means that a total of 500,440 Form Five, Form Six, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM), Sijil Tinggi Agama (STAM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) students from 2,440 schools and hundreds of international schools will be returning to schools.

In addition to the date, the Education Ministry also released the official guidelines for students and teachers alike on June 4th.

Education Minister, Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin with the school reopening guidelines.

The guidelines include:

  • Students have to line up according to social distance while buying food in the canteen - students will eat their food in their respective classrooms under a teacher’s supervision.
  • Assemblies that involves teachers and students packed in large groups are prohibited.
  • Temperature checks will be carried out every morning – for students with a recorded temperature over 37.5 degrees Celsius, they will not be allowed to enter the school.
  • In the dormitories, the beds are arranged at a distance of one metre - the number of beds per room depends on the size of the room.
  • Outdoor activities in schools such as co-curricular activities requiring face-to-face or body contact and sport activities, are on hold for the time being.
  • Each school will have an isolation room. If the student shows any symptoms they will be brought there and the school, besides contacting the parents, will also contact the nearest health centre for further action.
  • Expect small classes of no more than 20 students with a 1 metre distance between tables.

In regard to the effectiveness of the SOP, Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin assured that the guidelines has been tried and tested in 12 government schools and eight private schools.

To check the full guideline released by the Education Ministry – which is a whopping 34 pages in total, refer here.

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