TATAU: Parents have been told not to worry about sending their children to school during the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period as schools have ensured that all standard operating procedures (SOPs) would always be complied with.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Sarawak Bumiputera Law and Customs) Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the government and schools are taking the SOPs seriously to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I am worried when there are parents who do not send their children to school, although the government and the school have ensured that the SOP guidelines are always being complied with.
“This is because education is very important to shape their future,” he said at a post Covid-19 school reopening upgrading programme at Tatau Sports Hall on Saturday.
Thus, he stressed that parents should not worry about sending their children to school and instead, should play their role of educating their children to practise self-discipline through practicing physical distancing and maintaining personal hygiene.
Sikie, who is also Kakus assemblyman, said the schools also follow the guidelines and SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Sikie, then, presented a personal contribution amounting to RM22,500 to the Tatau District Education Office for the purchase of Covid-19 necessities to be distributed to schools in the district amounting to RM1,500 for each school.
The donation was presented to Tatau Sebauh District Education Officer, Samri Suhaili.
Also presented was a mock cheque amounting to RM90,000 in uniforms sponsored by the Yayasan Sarawak which was presented by Tatau district officer Barayan Lenya to Samri.