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MOE Considering Sending SPM And STPM Students In Sabah To Hostels As Per Parents Request

MOE Considering Sending SPM And STPM Students In Sabah To Hostels As Per Parents Request

Students living in hostels have been allowed to go home since the CMCO was implemented in Sabah.

Tasneem Nazari

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The Education Ministry (MOE) may send students in Sabah who are sitting for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) examinations this year to hostels.

According to Senior Minister (Education) Dr Radzi Jidin, the move was proposed by the parents themselves who want their children to have face-to-face learning sessions with their teachers.

He said that although students who have been living in hostels have been allowed to go home following the implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Sabah, most parents wanted them to stay put.

The parents believe that hostels were safer and provided a conducive learning environment for their children, especially since they will be soon sitting for their important exams.

After the MCO ended in June 2020, attendance at schools in Sabah exceeded 90% on the first day schools reopened. (Credit: The Star)

Dr Radzi said limited internet access and the lack of devices for online learning was also a factor, especially for students living in rural and remote areas.

However, teachers have done their best by providing modules for students who do not have internet facilities and devices, especially for those sitting for exams to enable them to revise at home.

Dr Radzi Jidin via Malay Mail

On 9 October, the government announced the enforcement of CMCO throughout Sabah which will be in place until 26 October.

Read: CMCO Across 4 Sabah Districts Extended, TEMCO Enforced In 6 Red Zones


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