MOE: Self test kit for primary students to be issued starting January 12DANIAL DZULKIFLY
11 Jan 2022 08:52pm
Self test kit will be issued starting Jan 13 to selected primary school students. Bernama Photo.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) through a statement, detailed that self-test kit will be issued starting tomorrow ( Jan 12) with the test needed to be informed to the relevant school authorities on (Thursday) Jan 13.
"If they (the students) are negative, then they could attend school but if they are positive, then their parents/guardian needed to take them to the nearest health facility for further action and their school must be informed,'' said the statement.
"If the test results are not valid, parents or guardians must inform the school and students will undergo the screening test again when they attend school.
"This ruling also applies to all primary schools and private kindergartens registered under the MOE,'' added the statement.
Earlier today, Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin informed that self-test kit will be issued at random to 10 per cent of primary school students in each respective schools to conduct Covid-19 self-test at home.
This decision was both agreed upon by the MOE and the Ministry of Health.
Azman said enforcement measures, including inspections, audits, and penalties for non-compliance, are essential for ensuring that regulations are followed. - Photo illustrated by Sinar Daily