KUCHING, March 5: Secondary schools are set to return to physical classes on April 4 after two-weeks of home learning.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in a statement on the reopening of schools for the 2022/2023 session today, said after the two-weeks of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) from March 21 onwards, students will be attending physical classes without the need for a rotation system.
“All this is applicable to private school students, including expatriate schools and international schools that are equivalent to MOE secondary schools,” it said.
For secondary school students in boarding schools, those from Form 2 until Form 6, as well as pre-university, and those in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), they will also return to physical classes without the need to undergo a rotation system beginning April 4.
For Form 1 students who are accepted into a full boarding school, their registration will be done online and they can choose either to undergo PdPR or attend the nearest daily school until their enrollment date is announced.
“However, for private boarding schools that have the capacity to manage the students, the school can be fully operational with the inclusion of the new Form 1 students,” it said.
Meanwhile, MOE also stipulated that primary school and private primary schools, including expatriate schools and international schools with a total enrollment of less than 600 pupils to attend physical classes without rotation.
According to the ministry, for special needs students (MBK) at Special Needs Public Schools (SKPK) and Integrated Special Education Programmes (PPKI), including preschool, Standard One, Standard Two and Standard Six pupils under the government’s Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) will attend classes without the rotation system.
“For Standard Three until Standard Five pupils, their classes will be under rotation system, and this applicable to primary school and private primary schools, including expatriate schools and international schools.
“For private primary schools, including expatriate and international schools with an enrollment of more than 600 pupils, they can operate at full capacity by applying through MOE,” it said. — DayakDaily