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Friday, October 30, 2020

MOE closes JB schools, postpones Form 4 special school entrance exam

 


COVID-19 | The Education Ministry (MOE) has ordered schools in Johor Bahru to close in light of the rising number of Covid-19 cases there.

The order takes effect from Nov 1 until Nov 14 following the district’s classification as a Covid-19 red zone since yesterday.

“This involves 376 educational institutions in Johor Bharu. The figure includes primary and secondary schools under the MOE, teacher education institutions, and private schools registered with the MOE,” the ministry said in a statement today.

As with previous school closures, the MOE said parents and guardians have the option of bringing their children home from schools that have boarding facilities.

Of students who opt to remain in their hostels or are waiting for their parents and guardians to fetch them, they are to remain in their hostels for the entire duration of the closure under the hostel warden’s care.

Teaching and learning will continue from home. A full list of affected schools and manuals for teaching and learning from home is available from the MOE’s website.

Students who need to sit for scheduled international examinations would have to obtain letters from their respective schools to be allowed to do so.

In a separate announcement today, the MOE also said it is postponing Special School Entrance Assessments (PKSK) for Form 4 students.

The assessments were scheduled to begin on Nov 2, but will now be held on a date that will be announced later in light of the Covid-19 situation. - Mkini

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