Schools in Sibu closed during MCO until Jan 29

A statement from the Education Ministry explaining the operation of institution of education in MCO, CMCO and RMCO areas. Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 16: All schools in Sibu will be closed for face-to-face studies during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period from January 16 to 29.

According to a statement from the Education Ministry yesterday, all educational institutions under the ministry in Sibu division are required to follow the standard of operation of MCO under the Education Ministry dated January 11 in view of the MCO being implemented in the division.

It noted primary and secondary schools in MCO areas will be closed and students will be required to undergo home-based learning.

The ministry explained that face-to-face classes in particular Form 1 and Form 4 will begin a week after MCO has ended.

For Form Two and Form Three students, the ministry expounded that face-to-face classes will begin on March 8, 2021, if MCO has been lifted.

Last Thursday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) announced that Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau will be placed under MCO for two weeks beginning today (January 16).

It explained that the implementation of the MCO was to curb the transmission of the Covid-19 infection due to the outbreak of the Pasai Cluster which has witnessed a significant jump in positive cases.

For Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) areas, it disclosed that Form Two and Form Three students will be required to undergo home-based learning at home until March 7 and physical classes will resume on March 8.

Nonetheless, the Education Ministry said primary school students and secondary school students especially Form One, Form Four, Form Five and Form Six will be required to attend physical classes when the new term of the academic year starts on January 20.

SDMC had on January 11 announced that Kuching and Miri will be under CMCO from January 13 until January 26. —DayakDaily