Less than 1pct of teachers in Sarawak yet to be vaccinated

State Education Director Dr Norisah Suhaili

KUCHING: Less than one per cent of teachers in Sarawak have yet to be vaccinated, says Dr Norisah Suhaili.

The Sarawak Education director added that among the reasons for this were due to health conditions and other factors.

“Out of approximately 39,000 teachers in the state, less than 100 individuals or one per cent have yet to be vaccinated as of Sunday (Oct 3).

“There are some who have said they are not ready to be vaccinated yet. As for those with religion-related reasons, we have informed the relevant authorities such as the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor).”

She told the media this during a visit to SK Pendidikan Khas (B) Kuching on Monday (Oct 4).

Norisah assured that the department was closely monitoring the situation as well as persuading and talking to the teachers.

On another note, federal Deputy Education Minister II Datuk Mohamad Alamin said approximately two million students had been vaccinated.

He lauded the students for their enthusiasm and contribution to the high vaccination rate.

“The students have shown great enthusiasm and response to the vaccination exercise. I believe that they are very excited to get vaccinated so there is no problem in this.”