MOE: Students & Teachers Allowed To Wear Sports Attire To School Due To Hot Weather
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has granted special permission to all students, teachers, and school administrators to wear appropriate casual wear and sports attire due to the current hot weather
In a statement on Tuesday, 2 May, MOE stated that it prioritises the welfare, health, and safety of all education institutions under the ministry facing the hot spell and prolonged drought.
The ministry said it recognises that the hot weather may lead to harmful heat waves that can be detrimental to health, and wearing casual sportswear may lessen the risk of health complications.
"For students who wear school uniforms, wearing a necktie is also not mandatory," it added.
The ministry also urged all teachers and administrators to continue monitoring the weather so immediate action can be taken to safeguard the well-being of students
According to New Straits Times, schools are allowed to close if the hot weather is at a level two warning and persists at temperatures exceeding 37°C for three consecutive days.
Furthermore, all outdoor activities must be stopped if the heat also exceeds 35°C to 37°C for three days running.