Education Ministry: School students do not need special letters to cross districts

PETALING JAYA: School students who may need to cross districts once schools reopen from March 1 do not need to provide special letters if they are stopped at roadblocks.

A check by The Star with Education Ministry officials confirmed that students only need to be in their school uniforms.

“There is no issue of crossing districts for school students.

“They do not have to provide any exemption letters – the police will know from their uniforms that they are going to school,” the official said.

Students will be returning to schools nationwide from March 1, beginning with preschoolers and those at primary level.

Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said those in preschool, Year One and Year Two would resume face-to-face classes on March 1, and Year Three to Year Six on March 8.

“As for secondary schools, students in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will start on April 4, while students in other states will return on April 5.

“Private schools under the ministry will also follow these starting dates,” he said on Friday (Feb 19), adding that these schools usually follow the same academic calendar as public schools and that the current academic calendar remains.

Secondary schools will begin seeing students in classrooms again after the mid-semester school holidays that begin on March 26 or 27 and ends on April 3 or 4, depending on the state.