Back to school as 4-month break ends

Students return to school today after over four months’ break due to the Covid-19 outbreak. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Schools across the country reopened smoothly and in accordance with SOPs today after more than four months’ break due to the movement control order (MCO) enforced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Students from Form One to Four as well as Year Five and Six, together with those in remove classes, arrived at their schools wearing masks.

They sanitised their hands and had their temperatures taken before entering their classrooms.

Pupils’ parents were only allowed to accompany them until the main entrance.

Although initially awkward, the pupils complied with SOPs by observing social distancing.

In Kelantan, Education Minister Radzi Jidin who visited SK Batu Gajah, Tanah Merah, said the reopening of schools went smoothly with all parties observing the SOP.

A total of 84,237 pupils from Form One to Four and 56,478 in Year Five and Six returned to school in Kelantan.

Meanwhile, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam who is president of the parent-teacher association at SMK Dato’ Ahmad Maher said the association’s members would work with the school management to ensure all SOPs are observed.

In Kuala Lumpur, corridors at SJK (C) Chong Hwa in Setapak were marked with stickers to remind pupils to adhere to social distancing measures, with students’ temperatures screened twice before they were allowed to enter their classrooms.


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