Schools in red zones should adopt rotation system

Ahmad Malie

KUCHING: Schools located in red zones throughout the state are told to adopt the rotation system similar to that implemented in Sibu division.

In suggesting this, Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) president Ahmad Malie said it is the best option to avoid overcrowding and curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Such measure could be taken if the zones are still in a concerning state.

“However, zones with good or moderate condition can have their schools operate as usual,” he said today (Apr 6).

Despite this, Ahmad Malie said KGBS also supports the opening of schools after a week-long mid-term break.

“However, the union urged that the reopening of schools be restructured according to the Covid-19 circumstances in the zones.

“If it is necessary to implement the rotational system, especially for schools with large enrolment, KGBS is very supportive of the idea,” he said.

He also commended the idea of implementing the rotation system in all primary and secondary schools in Sibu division as suggested by Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee.

“KGBS would also like to remind everyone that regardless of whatever system is being implemented in schools, all standard operating procedures must be adhered to without fail.

“Do not be complacent. Together we practice the new norms in these times,” added Ahmad Malie.