All students in primary and secondary schools in Kota Setar, Kedah will undergo online learning and teaching sessions (PdP) following the enforcement of the administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in the district.
Education Deputy Minister II Muslimin Yahaya said school administrators and teachers have been directed to conduct online learning until the affected schools are reopened.
“The schools have been asked to assist students who have no Internet access and suitable devices for online learning. Teachers may send worksheets to students’ house or their parents can obtain them from the schools,” he told reporters at the launching of Selangor’s Northern Zone Community Fire Team here, today.
He was asked to comment on the government’s directive that education institutions would be closed during the duration of the administrative EMCO in Kota Setar.
On the issue of duka lara (unhappy) teachers, Muslimin said the ministry had solved about 60 per cent of the cases since 2016, by transferring them to schools closer to their families.
He said the ministry had set a number of criteria to ensure the process would be fair to all teachers who applied for a transfer.
“Single teachers must serve at least 90 months (in a school) before they can apply. Those who are married need at least 60 months. Merit relating to medical reports and others will also be given priorities,” he said.
Muslimin said Kelantan recorded the highest number of applications with about 5,000 applications to return to the state compared to 100 applications to move out, while Johor was among the lowest.
“We also suggested that those who want to return to the peninsula (teachers from Sabah and Sarawak), they can transit for some time in Johor (before applying to transfer to other states),” he added.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency