The Ministry of Education will study the need to postpone the opening of the school

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Education will consider the need for any school to postpone the opening of the third term 2021/2022 depending on the severity of the effects of the floods on the schools, Chief Education Minister Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin.

He said that the ministry was currently assessing the damage to school infrastructure, including computers, furniture and textbooks.

“Usually we cannot postpone the school session and the MOE is working hard to resolve the problem of schools affected by flooding before the new session opens.

“In cases where the state of the school shows that it is still not prepared (for the opening of the new session), we will take the appropriate measures. The matter will be examined on a case-by-case basis”, a he told reporters after officiating a community program in Putrajaya here on Sunday (December 26).

At the same time, he called on schools to work with the state Education Department and the district Education Department by listing school needs, such as furniture and textbooks, to facilitate the distribution. help.

Earlier, Radzi announced that the 2021/2022 third term school session which was scheduled to start on January 2, 2022 for Group A and January 3, 2022 for Group B had to be postponed for a week due to flooding.

He said Group A states comprising Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will start school on January 9 and Group B comprising Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Federal Territories from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya. and Labuan, January 10.

Radzi added that the Ministry of Education would still implement a rotation system for student attendance when the school opens and details would be announced soon. – Bernama