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8,629 School Children Infected With Covid-19 From 20 Jan To 7 May, Says Education Minister

8,629 School Children Infected With Covid-19 From 20 Jan To 7 May, Says Education Minister

Radzi Jidin also said that exams will still go on despite of the pandemic.

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A total of 8,269 pupils and school students were infected with Covid-19 during the school session from 20 January to 7 May, according to Senior Minister (Education) Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.

He said that out that number, around 4,086 primary school students and 4,173 secondary school students caught the virus.

In this case, the Education Ministry (KPM) always plans carefully to ensure the operation of the in-person schooling runs smoothly and safely.

Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin

Radzi stated the figure in a written response to a question from Jerlun MP Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir who asked the government to state the number of Covid-19 cases involving primary and secondary school students.

Exams will go ahead despite pandemic

Radzi also mentioned that the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2021 written examinations would be implemented in March next year while the Semester 2 examination of Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 2021 will be held on 25 to 28 October.

The management of SPM, STAM and STPM 2021 examinations is guided by the Guidelines for the Management of Central Assessment and Public Examinations contained in the Guidelines for School Management and Operation 3.0 issued by the KPM.

Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin

He said that despite the harsh conditions of the pandemic, SPM and STAM examinations conducted by the Examination Board (LP) as well as the STPM examinations conducted by the Malaysian Examinations Council (MPM) for this year will still be implemented.


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