The Ministry of Education will postpone the starting date of school sessions nationwide from the initial suggestion of September 1 to October 3.
However, there will be no opening of schools for states under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).
For states under Phase 2, schools are allowed to open for students of examination classes only, after risk assessment is conducted.
Senior Minister (Education), Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin announced the matter via a video on his Facebook page today (August 15).
According to him, the opening of school sessions is postponed a little after assessing the current development of the COVID-19 situation nationwide
The opening of schools will also be done in stages beginning with examination classes.
“The details of the opening of schools according to the phases of the PPN will be issued by the Ministry of Education in the near future.
“Based on the standard operating procedure of the National Security Council, no schools will be opened for states under Phase 1,” he said.
He hoped that the explanation would resolve the worries among parents.
He said the decision was made after taking into consideration the safety of the students and the worries of parents.