Only students taking key examinations will attend school physically, in areas placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO).
These include those sitting for SPM, Malaysian Vocational Certificate (SVM), Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM), STPM, the Malaysian Higher Religious Certificate (STAM) and Malaysian Vocational Diploma (DVM) for the years 2020 and 2021, as well as equivalent international examinations.
In an official statement, the Education Ministry (MOE) said all other students will continue learning from home.
“Besides that, all students of primary schools and Form 1 to Form 4 students in secondary schools in MCO areas will carry out their studies through the Teaching and Learning at Home (PdPR) method according to the suitability for teachers and students starting from January 20th, 2021. This also applies to students of SVM semester 2 and DVM semester 2 for the year 2020 in vocational colleges,” it said.
KENYATAAN MEDIA PENGOPERASIAN INSTITUSI PENDIDIKAN BAWAH KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIAPosted by Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia on Monday, January 11, 2021
School students were due to return for the 2021 school year on January 20th, but with the implementation of the MCO in several states starting tomorrow (January 13th), students in such states would begin their school year studying at home, instead of physically at schools.
As for Conditional MCO (CMCO) and Recovery MCO (RMCO) areas, the ministry said that all educational institutions under the ministry and all private educational institutes that are registered with the ministry, including international schools, will operate according to the respective schedules of each institution.
Meanwhile, private kindergartens can continue to operate face-to-face.
by Kyle Roshen Jacob