The Ministry of Education will investigate the need to postpone the start of the school year

Published by Afterschool.my on Dec 27, 2021, 04:25 pm

According to Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, the Education Ministry will assess the need for any school to postpone the third term 2021/2022 opening based on how seriously the schools have been harmed by the floods.

He added the Ministry was currently assessing the damage to school infrastructures, such as computers, furniture, and textbooks.

"In general, we are unable to postpone the school session, and the MOE is working diligently to remedy the issue of flood-affected schools prior to the start of the new session."

"In circumstances where the school's condition indicates that it is still not ready (for the start of the new session), we shall take appropriate action." After presiding at a community programme in Putrajaya on Sunday, he told reporters that the subject would be looked into on a case-by-case basis (Dec 26).

Simultaneously, he urged schools to collaborate with the State Education Department and the District Education Department by outlining their needs, such as furniture and textbooks, to make aid distribution easier.

The third term 2021/2022 school session, which was intended to start on January 2, 2022 for Group A and January 3, 2022 for Group B, had to be postponed by a week due to flooding, according to Radzi.

He said that states in Group A, which include Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu, would start school on January 9 and states in Group B, which include Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan, would start school on January 10.

When the school opens, Radzi said, the MOE would still use a rotation system for student attendance, and the details will be released soon. -Bernama

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