Earlier today, 10 June, the Ministry of Education announced the reopening of public schools from 24 June for examination students
Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, during a live televised broadcast, said that students taking the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM), and Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) can resume classes beginning 24 June.
This also applies to classes for international certificates of the same level.
The decision to reopen the schools comes amidst the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which came into effect today
"The date for the reopening of the schools was decided after taking into consideration the views and advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (NSC)," he was reported as saying.
"We hope parents and guardians will ensure their children are healthy before sending them to school."
According to the Education Minister, the ministry tested the guidelines to reopen the schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic at 12 public schools and at eight private learning institutions in early May.
Both MOH and the NSC have since endorsed the MOE guidelines.
Meanwhile, Malaysia today recorded just two new COVID-19 cases
The two new cases mark the lowest figure in over a three-month period.
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