KUCHING, Sept 4: Some 2,500 teachers who refused to be vaccinated will not be allowed to teach students face-to-face when schools reopen on Oct 3.
According to a report by Bernama yesterday (Sept 3), Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said the ministry is taking this step to ensure that parents are confident that the school environment is safe for their children.
“The ministry will issue assignment guidelines for unvaccinated teachers.
“We are also discussing with the Public Service Department regarding action against teachers who do not want to be vaccinated,” he told reporters after an engagement session with parents, teachers and school administrators to get input regarding the reopening of schools in Kangar, Perlis.
Dr Radzi added that 96.7 per cent of teachers have received at least one dose of vaccines while 85.26 per cent have completed both doses.
Dr Radzi also said school support staff including canteen workers, cleaning staff and security guards at schools must be vaccinated.
At present, 89.43 per cent of school support staff have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 73.71 per cent have been fully vaccinated. — DayakDaily