Private education institutions to follow Education Ministry’s decision on closure

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 17: All categories of private education institutions (IPS) under the Ministry of Education (MOE) including international schools will be closed as per the stipulation issued by the Ministry.

However, the students of international schools and expatriate schools who are involved with the international examination are allowed to sit for the examination according to the examination schedule which has been prescribed by the international examination body.

This was announced in the latest Sarawak’s Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) dated May 17 today, whereby the SOP will be in effect beginning tomorrow (May 18) until June 7.

At the same time, MOE recommends that all these regulations also be followed by schools that are not registered with the Ministry, including schools under the State government.

“Other results will be determined by the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) after obtaining advice and approval from the Sarawak State Education Department,  the statement said.

For the child care centres, kindergartens and nurseries in Sarawak, their operations are subject to approval by the State Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK).

“Parents or guardians who send their children to the institutions are allowed to use vehicles with number of child passengers by vehicle capacity.

“Premises operators need to ensure that only parents and individuals check-in into the premises using MySejahtera as well as only those with “Low Risk” status are allowed to send children to the premises.

“For premises that do not have Internet coverage or individuals who do not use MySejahtera, manual health check can be done,” the statement added.

Elaborating on the manual health check, premises operator must ensure that the parents are not allowed to send their children to the premises if either the parents or children are showing symptoms of fever, cough, flu and diarrhea.

The children must also be denied entry if their family members are identified as person-under-investigation (PUI). — DayakDaily