98% of students took part in home-based teaching, learning


MORE than 98% of students in Johor took part in home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) sessions when schools were closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

State education, information, heritage and culture committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said based on Johor Education Department’s statistics, out of 603,922 students, 593,128 were involved in PdPR.

“Only 1.79% of students in Johor were unable to join PdPR while 98.21% of students took part.

“Out of the number who did not participate, 65.27% were secondary school students, 28.41% were from primary school while 4.6% were preschoolers,” he said during the state assembly sitting at Bangunan Sultan Ismail in Kota Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri.

He added that the remaining 1.63% who did not attend PdPR were vocational students and 0.08% were in Form Six.

“Johor Baru recorded the highest number of students not participating in PdPR followed by Kluang district.

“Among factors contributing to their absence included no motivation, lack of support from parents, difficulty to be contacted, family and emotional problems, while some were on long medical leave.

“Some students were also working while others said they had to help their family with chores,” said Mazlan.

He noted that the state Education Department had taken several measures to curb the problem, including launching the “Sahabat Kita” (Our Friends) programme.

“Through the programme, students were tasked to keep an eye on their friends and persuade them to take part in PdPR,” he said, adding that other initiatives included providing counselling and time management guidance.

On a separate matter, state agriculture, agro-based and rural development committee chairman Datuk Samsolbari Jamali urged youths to make use of the opportunities provided in government programmes and initiatives.

“There are huge opportunities in the agriculture sector, including schemes specifically for youths.

“This includes the Youth Agricultural Development programme under the Agriculture Department worth RM300,000 and the Youth Farming Transformation programme under the Veterinary Services Department worth RM365,000.

“I hope youths will reach out to the relevant departments to find out more about these schemes,” Samsolbari said during the state assembly sitting. — By VENESA DEVI

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