The Education Minister Dr. Mohd Radzi Md Jidin announced that all secondary schools in Malaysia, which closed mid-March due to the Covid-19 containment measures under the movement control order (MCO), can resume operations for certain students starting June 24th.
After nearly three months of online learning from home, students who are candidates of public exams, as well as international exams of the same standard, can return to schools, he said.
“A total of 500,440 Form Five, Form Six, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM), Sijil Tinggi Agama (STAM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) students from 2,440 schools and a few hundred international schools can resume classes on Wednesday, June 24th,” he said during a live telecast on Wednesday (June 10th).
He added that the ministry’s decision to allow schools to resume was made based on advice from the National Security Council and Health Ministry.
Dr. Mohd. Radzi also stressed the importance of adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOP) to avoid a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Students have not been able to attend school since the MCO was implemented on March 18 in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19.