The Ministry of Education (KPM) allowed public examination students to attend face-to-face classes without rotation starting November 8.
Senior Minister of Education, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Radzi Md. Jidin said that the approval is for educational institutions under the ministry that have achieved a 90% rate of full vaccination.
“The decision is made from joint discussion with the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council by taking into consideration the vaccination rate among students of examination classes.
“The operation of educational institutions under the ministry without rotations for students of public and international examinations will begin on November 8 for states under Group A (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu) and Group B (Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan and Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya).
“States under Group A are also to begin operating on November 8 because November 7 is an additional holiday in conjunction with Deepavali,” he said in a statement today (October 29).
The classes of public and international examinations involve students of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia, Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia, Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, IGCSE 0-Level, A-Level, Australia Higher School Certificate and 1BD, among others.
As for educational institutions under the ministry that have yet to achieve a 90% rate of full vaccination or more for students of public and international examinations, the rotational system remains.
However, according to Radzi, students in Semester 3 of pre-university at sports schools, students of public examination classes in full boarding schools and students taking 1GcSE O- Level, A-Level, Australia Higher School Certificate and IBD remain attending classes without rotation.
“The ministry will continue to monitor and update the list of educational institutions that have yet to achieve a 90% rate of full vaccination every Wednesday. Thus, any institutions that have achieved the 90% rate or more will be omitted from the list and allowed to operate without rotation on the Sunday or Monday of the following week.
“The educational institutions under the ministry also refer to private educational institutions registered under the ministry for the categories of schools and centres,” he added.
The ministry urged for the decision to also be applied at all educational institutions not registered under the ministry, including those under the state governments.