School attendance without rotation for other groups of students will be subject to the study and analysis of the health ministry and National Security Council (NSC), Education Minister Radzi Jidin said today.
He said the education ministry had announced that schools with a Covid-19 vaccination rate of more than 90% would be allowed to operate without rotation for students sitting for public and international examinations beginning Nov 8.
“In this context, we do not make a careless decision to allow any group (of students) to school until we sit and discuss with the health ministry and NSC by taking into account the current situation.
“If the situation allows, then there will be other groups included without rotation. However, this is subject to a study and analysis being carried out by the ministry.
“For the ministry, we do not want a rotation but the situation at this time requires it until one day we discuss with the health ministry and feel safer. Insha Allah, we will do away with rotation when the time comes,” he said at a press conference at the Parliament building.
Radzi said the reopening of schools was running smoothly, and that student attendance had shown an increase in compliance with SOPs.
“If we look at it as a whole, it is a very careful plan. We are reopening (schools) little by little to ensure that we can monitor the situation, so that the guidelines that have been set can be adhered to properly.
“If we look until today with the latest admission of more than 1.3 million students, everything is running smoothly and safely,” he said.