On a mission to ensure his schoolmates adhere to SOP

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  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

IPOH: SK Meru Raya pupil Nor Aiman Danish Nor Haslan (pic) is happy to be back at school and is on a mission – to ensure his schoolmates adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP).

“As a school prefect, I will make sure my schoolmates wear their masks and observe social distancing.

“If they don’t, I will call other prefects to back me up.

“We are excited to go back to school to meet our friends and teachers,” said the Year Three pupil when met at the school yesterday.

Years One to Four started classes yesterday.

His twin sister Nur Elyana said she had a bit of trouble waking up yesterday.

“After so many months, I had gotten used to waking up late.

“It was quite hard to wake up at 6.15am,” she said.

She said their father sent them to school while their mother packed food for them.

Their parents also taught them to maintain their distance with their friends, wear face masks and wash their hands regularly.

Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin had early this month announced that schools would be reopened in stages starting from July 15.

On June 24, 500,440 Form Five, Form Six, Sijil Vokasional Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Agama students from 2,440 schools and hundreds of international schools nationwide returned to classes.

Earlier, about 600 pupils at the school received face masks and hand sanitisers from the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), courtesy of the Tambun MP’s office.

School PTA chairman Dr Mohammad Tazli Azizan said the masks and sanitisers were given to reduce the risk of infections.

“We also rented two tents to allow the pupils to rest before getting their temperatures checked,” he said.

He added that parents were asked to ensure their children wore masks when coming to school.

“Apart from social media, we also have a chat group among parents to update them of the latest SOP and requirements.

“That way, all pupils will be prepared when they come to school,” he said.

School headmaster Norhisham Abdul Shukor said the school would ensure that the SOP was followed by its pupils, teachers and staff.

“We are taking the SOP seriously and I hope all parents, teachers, staff and pupils give their full cooperation,” he added.

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