PUTRAJAYA: Form Four and (Semester 1) Form Six students at boarding schools under the education ministry will return to school on July 15.
In a statement today, the ministry said priority is being given to this group of students to ensure they have sufficient time to prepare themselves for public examinations in 2021.
“The school session for Form One, Form Two and Form Three students at boarding schools will resume on Aug 3. For the time being, they will continue with their home-based learning,” it said.
The statement said the decision applies to fully residential schools, national religious secondary schools, government-aided religious schools, national sports schools, state sports schools and art schools.
Earlier, it was announced that the reopening of school for students in non-examination classes would be made in stages, beginning July 15.
In the context of boarding schools, the ministry said several improvements had been made to the hostel management procedures, based on discussions with the health ministry.
This is in addition to the School Reopening Management Guidelines that have been approved at the special ministerial meeting on the movement control order held today, it added.
The ministry said there are no obstructions for students who have returned to the hostels to return home to celebrate Hari Raya Aidiladha with their families following improvements of the existing standard operating procedures.
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