1,045 schools allowed reopening on Mar 8

File photo: Security personnel scanning temperature of a student here before allowing him to leave the school compound.

Face-to-face sessions

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has allowed 1,045 government and government-aided primary schools across the state to resume face-to-face class sessions beginning March 8.

This involves an addition of 231 primary schools in the state allowed to operate face-to-face compared to only 814 schools on March 1.

“The decision was made as a result of discussion with the state Education Department (JPNS) on behalf of the Education Ministry (MoE).

“This decision was taken after the risk assessment was made and in compliance with the stated operating instructions according to the Guidelines for School Management and Operations in the New Norm 2.0 issued by the MoE,” SDMC said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, 220 primary schools in high-risk areas of Covid-19 infections are prohibited from resuming face-to-face sessions until March 14.