17,762 students from various schools and educational institutions under the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Private Schools and International Schools have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The figure was shared by the Minister of Education, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, during the daily COVID-19 press conference yesterday.
Change in the vaccination schedule
Education Minister Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah informed the changes in the students’ vaccination schedule.
699 students from 11 schools and 1,105 from 14 private schools and public institutions are scheduled to be vaccinated on the 12th and 13th November, respectively.
New schedules and vaccination locations have been informed to the student’s respective schools. Parents and guardians are advised to contact and refer to MoE’s official website for updates.
Transition Phase: Guidelines for technical education and higher education institutions and public and private training centres under MOE and MORA
Under the COVID-19 National Recovery Plan Framework, the reopening of technical education and higher educational institutions and public and private training centres under MOE and MORA will be based on the following guidelines:
- Capacity restrictions to only 50 percent of number of people allowed in the space at one time.
- Only individuals with complete COVID-19 vaccination are allowed to enter the premise. Proof of vaccination will be required. ART tests to be carried out weekly with negative results. Other SOPs to be practiced.
- Public or private preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and sixth form centers teaching staffs under MoE, MoRA and International Schools will be allowed to return to their respective schools with 50 percent capacity limit of the total school population at one time while adopting their respective Business Continuity Plan (BCP). This is to provide opportunities for teachers to prepare their learning and teaching materials prior to the new academic year 2022.