Sabah schools to remain open except in red zones, says Education Ministry

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  • Saturday, 03 Oct 2020

KOTA KINABALU: All education offices and schools registered under the Education Ministry in Sabah, except for the four red zone areas on the east coast, will be operating as usual during the inter-district travel ban.

The Education Ministry, in a statement on Saturday (Oct 3), said the National Security Council had given permission to the ministry to allow all officers, teachers and staff living outside the district they work in to attend to their duties.

This is so that the operations of the institutions involved are not affected.

"For this purpose, the department head will issue a letter of order to attend work to these groups.

"A special permission letter will also be issued by the respective school administration to students who live outside their school's district to allow them to come to school," the ministry said.

However, the protocols of academic institutions in the districts of Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna are based on the targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO).

A total of 209 public and private schools under the ministry in the affected districts are currently closed for the targeted enhanced MCO from Sept 29 to Oct 12.

"The ministry will continue to be committed to ensuring no student is left behind and can continue their studies in a safe environment during the travel ban.

"For students who are staying outside the school's district and are not able to attend, the teachers will provide access to home-based learning based on suitability," said the ministry.

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