Secondary schools in Sarawak ready to reopen


BAU: Secondary schools in Sarawak are prepared to reopen and receive Form 5 and Upper 6 students on June 24, having implemented guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19, said Dato Sri Michael Manyin.

The Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research said he had been informed by officers from his ministry, state Education Department and district education offices, that other schools in the state have also put in place the guidelines and SOPs which include strict distancing rules which necessitates one class to cater to a maximum of 20 students at one time.

A total 188 secondary schools in Sarawak will reopen June 24 after being closed for more than three months, involving 34,306 Form 5 students and 6,782 Upper 6 students.

Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin announced the reopening of schools nationwide for students sitting for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM), Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) as well as equivalent international examinations.

Manyin meanwhile mentioned that Sarawak Volunteers headed by Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof is assisting to charter flights to bring back the remaining teachers stranded in Peninsular Malaysia, starting this week.

“Hopefully, they will be in the state at the end of this week and next week. They are stranded in the peninsula due to lack of flights and the high price of tickets,” he said.

It had been reported that 1,716 out of 2,664 teachers from Peninsular Malaysia who are serving in Sarawak faced difficulty in reporting back for duty due to costly flight fares.

Accompanying Manyin during the visit was Sarawak Education director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus, deputy director Dr Les Met and Bau district education officer Charlie Ungang.

Also present were Tasik Biru assemblyman Dato Henry Harry Jinep, Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh and political secretaries to the chief minister Dr Simon Sinang Bada and Charles Chad Nissom.

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