KUALA LUMPUR – The 2022/2023 school session, which starts today is certainly awaited not only by parents, but also the students themselves who are excited to be able to start face-to-face learning again as nothing beats the feeling of studying in a physical classroom.
A survey by Bernama found that most schools set strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) for parents and students, including on physical distancing and the use of hand sanitiser before entering the classroom to curb the spread of COVID-19.
At Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Bandar Utama Damansara 4 here, parents are only allowed to send their children up to the gate according to the SOP set by the school.
Hany Zainal, 35, when met after sending his son, Shakur Zeyn Shahrir, 7, said he was satisfied with the SOP implemented at the school.
In MELAKA, State Education and Technology Committee chairman Datuk Rais Yasin said 149,378 students involving 315 primary and secondary schools started their new school session today.
He said they comprised 84,619 primary school students and 64,759 secondary school students.
“Today, 238 primary schools and 77 secondary schools in Melaka are open for their new year school session with those having an enrolment of more than 600 students to implement the rotation system.
“The rotation system involves Year Three, Four and Five students to ensure effective implementation of the SOPs,” he told reporters today.
In JOHOR BAHRU, a check by Bernama at SK (P) Sultan Ibrahim saw students arriving as early as 6.30 and they were given face mask and welcomed to the school by Mickey Mouse, making the first day at school more lively and cheerful.
President of the school’s Parents-Teachers Association (PTA), Mohd Hyffny Isa said no parents had raised concern over their children’s health safety at the school and that all the teachers and staff had completed their COVID-19 vaccination and also received the booster dose.