MoE to put carry out home-based learning initiatives throughout extended MCO

Muhyiddin addressing the nation on the extension of MCO until April 28.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Apr 10: The Ministry of Education has been instructed to implement home-based learning initiatives throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period which has been extended until April 28.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pointed out that school sessions may not be able to resume early, not until the government was confident that the Covid-19 situation in the country has improved.

“In the meantime, our children will need to continue learning at home throughout the MCO period until schools reopen,” he said in a special address to the nation on MCO today.

On the security and sovereignty of the nation, Muhyiddin informed that the government will tighten control along the country’s borders to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country through illegal routes.

He emphasised that illegal routes existed along the country’s borders which the illegal immigrants usually slipped through.

“Even though the situation in the country has improved with the measures being implemented, but we must remember that it is not only our country which is impacted by the (Covid-19) outbreak but our neighbouring countries as well.

“As such, if we do not enhance our enforcement, they (illegal immigrants) could make their way in and bringing with them the virus into the country,” he said.

Muhyiddin added that he has instructed the Inspector-General of Police, the Malaysian Armed Forces Chief General as well as the directors-general of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Immigration, Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) and other agencies to beef up enforcement at the country’s borders.—DayakDaily