Education Ministry releases FAQs on operation of educational institutions


PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has released some frequently asked questions related to the operation of educational institutions for this year registered under the ministry.

Below are questions and answers:

Q: Does the operation of educational institutions involve all categories of private institutions (IPS)?

A: Yes, the operation involves all IPS, including kindergartens, schools and centres.

Q: Are IPS allowed to operate face-to-face?

A: Yes, subject to the guidelines issued by the ministry on Oct 5,2020. The guidelines can be viewed at https://www.moe.gov.my/pemberitahuan/pengumuman/gp-pp-sekolah-norma-baharu

Q: When can IPS start operating face-to-face?

A: IPS will operate based on their respective academic calendar, except for schools that follow the national curriculum. These schools, which include primary and secondary schools, and primary and secondary religious schools, must follow national schools and government-assisted schools' academic calendar which will start operating on Jan 20.

For more information on the academic calendar, see https://www.moe.gov.my/takwim.

Q: Are private kindergartens allowed to operate face-to-face before Jan 20?

A: Yes.

Q: Are private IPS under conditional movement control areas allowed to operate face- to-face?

A: Yes, and private IPS operations are subject to the guidelines issued by the ministry on Oct 5,2020. The guidelines can be viewed at https://www.moe.gov.my/pemberitahuan/pengumuman/gp-pp-sekolah-norma-baharu.

Q: Can IPS continue teaching and learning from home?

A: Yes.

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