Cuepacs Sarawak backs decision to postpone school reopening until Oct

Omar Bahrein Unin

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KUCHING, Aug 19: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cuepacs) Sarawak supports the decision to postpone school sessions until October in light of the increasing number of cases reported in Sarawak, especially in the Southern zone.

Cuepacs Sarawak (CNS) chairman Omar Bahrein Unin in a statement today, said this is particularly worrying as Covid-19 transmission in this zone has spread to almost all areas in the district to remote areas and villages.

“Such a situation is of concern not only to the pupils if school opens in September but also to the residents of this zone in general.

“For the Central and Northern zones, although the situations are relatively under control, CNS opins that it is the right thing to do, to postpone the opening of school session to avoid any unpredictable situation, especially when the disease can spread quickly among a large number of school children,” he said.

For other zones that are deemed safe, CNS would leave it to the government to decide whether to proceed with re-opening of school.

On the same note, CNS expressed its sympathies to the students who have been taking up home-based learning and teaching (PdPR), which comes with various constraints, difficulties and shortcomings.

“In this situation, we hope that parents and teachers continue to play their roles to educate the children.

“We also hope that parents, who are among the civil servants who work according to normal working hours and overtime in helping to curb the spread of Covid-19, can manage their time well while at the same time, able to monitor their children’s learning,” he said. – DayakDaily.