There are still 279 teachers in Perak who refuse to be vaccinated although various efforts have been made.
Thus, the state government handed over the matter to the State Department of Education and the school administrations to be addressed.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said the issue should not have occurred as teachers understand the instruction for all educators to receive vaccination.
According to him, this is to create a safe community as face-to-face school sessions will resume on November 22.
“According to the policy of the Ministry of Education (KPM), that group of teachers is not allowed to conduct face-to-face teaching and learning processes.
“The state government does not have the authority to insist for the 279 teachers to obtain vaccination, except via instruction from Chief Secretary, Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali,” he stated.
He said so after officiating the state-level Teacher’s Day celebration at the Silver Jubilee Hall today.
Till yesterday, a total of 37,069 out of 37,438 teachers in Perak have been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, 369 have not received vaccination with 279 refusing to be injected.
KPM had previously given a period of until November 1 before taking further action on teachers refusing vaccination.
Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said it is in line with the requirement of the Public Service Department (JPA) which requires all civil servants to abide by the circular obliging them to complete vaccination or face disciplinary action.
He stressed that unvaccinated teachers are not allowed to teach face-to-face at schools that reopen for physical entry.