Schools in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Melaka will resume physical classes from next month, with those in Standard One, Two and Three, as well as Form Three and Four told to attend lessons on Nov 1.
The education ministry also fixed Nov 8 as the first day of school for those in Standard Four, Five and Six, as well as Form One and Two.
It said the move followed the shift of these four states to the final phase of the National Recovery Plan announced earlier.
“The education ministry has stipulated that if a state moves to the next phase, the operation of educational institutions under its purview will be implemented in line with the new phase two weeks from the date of the transition,” the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, select students in Kedah and Kelantan will attend school based on Phase Three of the NRP beginning Oct 31, while those in Penang, Perak and Sabah will follow suit the next day.
The move will involve preschool children, special needs students at government schools, as well as students who will be sitting for public examinations, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, O-Level, A-Level, Australia Higher School Certificate, IBD and other international examinations.
“The ministry of education recommends that this ruling is also implemented at all educational institutions that are not registered with the ministry, including those under the state government,” the statement added.
The announcement of the Klang Valley’s transition to Phase Four of the NRP was made by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Friday, following a gradual drop in the number of daily Covid-19 cases as well in the increase of fully vaccinated people.
Under Phase Four, the public and private sectors are allowed to operate at full capacity.