KUALA LUMPUR: More students and pupils in the Klang Valley and Melaka will be going back to school from Nov 1, now that their states have moved to Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
The Education Ministry, in a statement yesterday, said the change in the operation dates was in line with the transition from Phase Three to Phase Four of the NPR for Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Selangor and Melaka, as well as from Phase Two to Phase Three of the NRP for Kelantan, Perak, Penang, Sabah and Kedah, effective today.
“States that move to Phase Four of the PPM will involve the admission of Level 1 (Year 1, 2 and 3) primary school students, as well as Form 3 and Form 4 students in secondary schools on Nov 1.
“Attendance for Level 2 (Year 4, 5 and 6) primary school students, as well as those in remove classes, Form 1 and Form 2 for secondary school students will begin on Nov 8,” it said, according to a Bernama report.
According to the ministry, for states under Phase Three of the NRP, it will involve the presence of preschool children and those with special needs in Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas, SMK Pendidikan Khas, SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional and Program Pendidikan Khas Integrasi.
It will also involve students in Form Six Semester Two, pre-university programme at Malaysian Sports Schools and those in public examination classes at full boarding schools/day schools/or private schools, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBP) Programme, as well as students of international examination classes (IGCSE O-Level, A-Level, Australia Higher School Certificate and IBD) and other international examination classes.
Prior to this, the ministry had said the education institutions would operate according to provisions in the new phase of the NPR two weeks after the date of the transition of the states concerned.