Education Minister: Committee to investigate 'period spot checks' in schools almost ready

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  • Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry is in the final stages of establishing an independent committee to look into procedures regarding complaints of "period spot checks" in schools.

Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (pic) said the committee will provide recommendations on aspects that need to be done for improvement on the existing mechanism.

“There will be a more thorough process within this context if such issues arise again, ” he added.

A news portal previously reported that in multiple schools, girls have to undergo “period spot checks” where they are told to physically prove they are menstruating through means that violate their privacy.

This was according to current students and those who left school up to 20 years ago.

Prior to this, Mohd Radzi had said that his Ministry will take action if there are complete details on the practice of “period spot checks.

"If it happens, tell me at which school, so action can be taken," said the Education Minister on April 26.

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