Schools will revert to online learning later this month but before children are allowed back in schools, the Education Ministry needs to relook the standard operating procedures as there were nearly 24,000 cases among pre-teens this year.
Youth football coach N. Rada Krishnan says children must be allowed time to build their stamina after long hiatus from sports, adding they should not be playing in any competition or friendlies for the next two months.
There are parents who encourage their children to pick up sports but many others claim there is no future in sports. Yet they question why Malaysia does not have enough talents.
Auditor Mohamad Zaharani Maulud and wife, Morlizawati Ghazali have invested money, time and energy coaching students hockey over the past few years as they hope more children adopt a healthy lifestyle and be encouraged to pick up sports.
Kuala Lumpur Education Department director Zainal Abas admits children have been rather inactive throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as he hopes the Malaysia Schools Sports Council (MSSM) meet will eventually be held in September.
Zainal Abas speaks about his new role as Kuala Lumpur Education Department director while paying tribute to teachers who go the extra mile in making schools fun and safe.
The responsibility of ensuring schools are safe in the Covid-19 era does not lie with teachers alone. Parents too play a big part.
National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) wants Education Ministry to postpone latest version of online learning manual that fails to consider challenges faced by teachers, students and parents.
Education Ministry, teachers must spearhead move to ensure children, especially from B40 families, get devices and Internet connection. It is also vital for educators to be given right tools and training to ensure students are not left behind.
As none of the three governments – Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional – have paid much attention to food security and poor eating habits, economist Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram stresses it is vital to have a school meal programme for all children.
Equipping students with mental health literacy will help create a generation of Malaysians who will be able to appreciate and understand the subject better.
Primacy of race is unadulterated hogwash. That’s the least we can learn from the repulsive Nazi ideology. Every Malaysian community’s achievements belong to Malaysia and the same should be said about the successes of vernacular schools, writes Zhi Yan.
Government finally gives schools the power to close if there are Covid-19 cases without waiting for risk evaluation. What took it so long?