KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Education Radzi Jidin clarified that all schools Malaysia under the ministry should remain closed until the end of the academic year. It is because they still pose a high risk of Covid-19 infection among students and staff.
He said a total of 763 schools Malaysia had registered positive cases among their employees as of last Friday.
This record may not be correct because some cases have not been reported to the ministry because there is a chance,” he told Dewan Rakyat today.”
Due to the rise of occupational clusters involving workers who are also parents. Radzi said that children are actually more at risk of infection.
The lack of school time has been the greatest obstacle for us. As we want our students to learn face-to-face, we have tried to find new ways to make sure we can keep schools open.
“I think that’s what we all want but the situation doesn’t allow us to do that,” he said.
He replied to Lim Guan Eng (PH-Baganquery )’s about the lack of interaction between students and teachers through online learning and Pendidikan TV.
Radzi said the ministry had agreed to close all schools until Dec 17 and 18. Because after the conditional movement control order (CMCO) for most states was lifted on Dec 6. There would be just nine days left for students to attend classes in person.
In response to Teo Nie Ching (PH-Kulaiquestion )’s about the reopening of kindergartens in Johor and Melaka following the lifting of the CMCO. He claimed that all kindergartens had to remain closed, regardless of whether or not the state was locked down.
He said that to resolve it he would refer the matter to his ministry and state education departments.