New school term to start on January 20 next year

05-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Schools will begin their new term on January 20 next year instead of the usual first week of the month, Education minister Radzi Md Jidin said.

The December school holidays will continue until January 20, Radzi told the Dewan Rakyat.

The end of the year school holidays for this year had originally been scheduled to begin on December 18 instead of the usual November and end on December 31 for most states.

This is to help teachers to complete their syllabuses after schools closed for almost four months because of the movement control order.

Radzi said the ministry could only announce the longer break after considering the views of stakeholders.

He was replying to Salim Shariff (PN-Jempol), who wanted to know the impact of the shortened end of the year school holidays on the tourism industry.

Radzi said the aim of a shorter break was to allow students to catch up on their syllabuses. “If they cannot cope with this year’s lessons, they may lose motivation and not be able to catch up next year.”

Earlier, he said primary school attendance currently was almost the same as before the imposition of the movement control order at 94%.

He was replying to Fahmi Fadzil, who asked about the number of students, especially those in primary schools, attending school now.


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