About 7,000 Form Six students in semester two who are also candidates of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2021 examination in the state began face-to-face school sessions after more than six months of Home-based Teaching and Learning (PdPR) sessions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Although no official figure has been given by the Perak State Education Office on the number of Form Six candidates in school, the estimation is based on the number of STPM examination candidates in the state each year.
Perak has three Form Six Colleges, two in Ipoh and one in Tapah while another 54 are Form Six Centers at selected secondary school premises.
The Form Six Colleges in Ipoh are Seri Putera College and Seri Ipoh College while the Tapah Form Six College is in Tapah.
Apart from Form Six students, also starting school are students with special needs (MBK) and the Special Education Integration Programme (PPKI).
Meanwhile, the Executive Councillor for Education, Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud paid a visit to King Edward Taiping National Secondary School (SMK) to review the school opening session for the Upper Sixth Form.
Also present was Taiping District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Osman Mamat.
“God willing, everything went smoothly, thank you to the teachers at SMK King Edward Taiping for ensuring that all SOPs are complied with by the students in order to ensure their safety and health.
In Ipoh, Perak Police Chief, Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid conducted monitoring on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) at the school.
The Form Six students there were excited to start the school session.
A survey at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) St Michael found that students arrived as early as 6.30 am by complying with SOPs set by the school.