NUTP urges Covid-19 SOP improvement before schools reopen on Oct 3

PETALING JAYA: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) is urging the Education Ministry to improve their standard operating procedures (SOPs) before schools reopen on Oct 3.

NUTP secretarygeneral Wang Heng Suan said this was to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and school staff from getting infected with Covid-19.

“We are still recording high numbers of daily Covid-19 cases of 20,000.

“As a result, it is affecting parents emotionally, including teachers who have to send their children to school for face-to-face lessons.

“The lack of confidence among parents and teachers to send their children to school was proven in a recent survey, where not even 10% of parents agreed to send their children to school,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 24).

He said this concern was among those in states under Phase One and Two of the National Recovery Plan.

The recent announcement to vaccinate students starting Sept 19, he said, has restored some confidence among parents.

“We however hope that vaccination centres (PPV) for students will not be merged with the general PPVs as the general PPVs could increase students’ chances of being infected,” he added.

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