Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Teachers who refuse vaccination will be given other assignments, says education minister

Radzi Jidin reiterates that they will not be allowed to conduct physical classes once schools reopen.

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A total of 2,500 teachers who have refused to be vaccinated will be given other assignments as they will not be allowed to conduct physical classes when schools reopen.

Education Minister Radzi Jidin said there were other tasks that can be carried out by these teachers.

“At the same time, we are also discussing with the Public Service Department on measures or ways to approach them… Insha Allah I will be contacting some of the teachers myself,” he told a press conference at Sekolah Kebangsaan Haji Nyak Gam in Yan today, after visiting the site of a water surge incident in Yan district which occurred on Aug 18.

Yesterday, Radzi was reported as saying that the education ministry had decided that teachers who refuse to be vaccinated will not be allowed to interact with students face-to-face when schools reopen on Oct 3

Radzi today said the school authorities are still conducting a survey to gauge parents’ acceptance in allowing their children to be given Covid-19 vaccines.

“We are still waiting for parents’ feedback. This is not a directive, but a survey to get some idea because vaccine-related matters are being handled by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee and Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force,” he added.

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