PUTRAJAYA: All schools will be closed until Dec 17, the last day of the school year, says Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
The Education Minister says the closures will start Monday (Nov 9) and will also include vocational colleges under the ministry.
"Schools that fall under category B will be closed until Dec 18," he added.
“Throughout this period, school administrators have to ensure that home-based learning continues and that teachers remain at their stations, ” he said at a press conference on Sunday (Nov 8).
Mohd Radzi added that the closure involves five million students and 500,000 teachers.
For residential school students, he advised parents to bring their children home.
“Students who continue to stay in the hostel while waiting for their parents will be under the care of the school’s warden.”
The school year will begin on Jan 20 2021, he said, with all primary school pupils starting face-to-face lessons on the same day.
“Forms One, Four, Five, Six and vocational college students too will start face-to-face lessons on the same day. However, Form Two and Three students will continue with home-based learning. They will return to face-to-face lessons on March 8, ” he said.