Radzi: Schools, except for phase one states, to reopen on Oct 3

Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)

Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge)

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PUTRAJAYA (Sept 12): Schools will reopen in stages from Oct 3 according to the phases of states under the National Recovery Plan (PPN),  Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said.

In a media conference to announce the reopening of schools today, Radzi, who is also a senior minister, said the 2021 schooling session will be extended to March 2022 so that intervention among weak students can be carried out on the grounds that they have not attended classes for some time.

In addition, he said students will take turns to attend school, with attendance set at 50 per cent of the classroom capacity to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Radzi said all schools in Phase One of PPN, however, will remain closed and their students will continue with home-based teaching and learning (PdPR).

As for Phase Two states, special needs students will be allowed to attend school without any rotation while primary pupils will continue with PdPR.

He said for secondary students in Phase Two, only Form Six second semester students, third semester students of Sports Schools pre-university programmes and those taking international examinations will be allowed to attend school.