Zaidi Morshidi

MUKAH: Secondary schools here are ready to resume classes on July 15 for the second batch of students who are still staying home following the movement control order since March 18 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Three Rivers principal Silvester Allan William said the school was now ready to accept these students.

According to him, the school is also planning to introduce double-session classes.

“Form 6, 5 and 4 classes may be conducted in the morning, while Form 3, Form 2 and Form 1 classes in the afternoon and that is being planned,” he told New Sarawak Tribune via WhatsApp yesterday.

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman of SMK St Patrick Zaidi Morshidi said the school was also ready to receive students on July 15.

A parent, Sharon Yeo looked forward to sending her son, Angelo Wee,15, to school on July 15, a Form 3 student at SMK St Patrick.

“What is important is that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) must be complied with for the interest of all,” she added.

Isaac Jasni, a 14-year-old student at SMK Mukah, is also among the eager to be going back to school.

 His mother, Jasni Ramli, said, “What is important is that the SOPs must be adhered to.”

On July 1, Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin announced that students in Form 1 to Form 4 and Remove Class as well as pupils in Primary 5 and Primary 6 would return to school on July 15.

He added for   Primary 1 to Primary 4 pupils would resume classes the following week on July 22.