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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, May 28: Tuition centres including home tuitions, language centres, skill centres, guidance centres and others registered under the Ministry of Education (MOE) are not allowed to open until June 7.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its updated standard operating procedures (SOP) dated today said these private educational institutions along with all other public and private schools under MOE will close for four weeks, which started on May 12.
Only students of international schools and expatriate schools who are involved with the international examinations are allowed to attend to sit for the examination according to the examination schedule set by the international examination body.
“Also ordered to close during the same period are all public and private higher learning institutions (IPT), skills training institutes, schools other than under the MOE, and tahfiz centers.
“However, IPTs under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) can continue online.
“IPT students who are in need are allowed to return to campus by obtaining a letter of permission to travel across the state or district from the IPT,” it said.
Meanwhile, all face-to-face teaching and learning (PdP) activities are not permitted except for students in need until a date to be notified by the government.
Additionally, international examinations and professional bodies as well as research activities that require laboratory facilities at IPT are permitted according to the SOP of the IPT and the movement must be accompanied by confirmation by the MOHE or the relevant IPT.
Students who are residing in boarding schools, universities or institutions are allowed to continue being in the campus and learning in a hybrid manner.
Other decisions will be determined by the SDMC after obtaining advice and approval from the State Education Department. — DayakDaily