How Covid-19 has Changed Schools in Malaysia

16/12/2020

Covid-19 has changed schools in Malaysia.  In fact, everything has changed – from the way we work to the way we learn.  2020 has not been an easy year for Malaysians, but we have persevered despite the challenges, and with Pfizer’s new vaccine rolling out, we may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!  However, that doesn’t mean that things will go back to the way they were.  There are a few changes that are going to stick around, especially in regard to education.

 

How Covid-19 has Changed Schools in Malaysia

The quarantine shut down schools across Malaysia for several weeks.  Globally, it resulted in 1.2 billion children and teachers out of the classroom.  As such, teaching trends have started emerging virtually which has become a strain on many parents who still need to work to make ends meet.  If that isn’t enough, many teachers are teaching half online and half offline.  With this shift away from physical classrooms to virtual learning, many are wondering how this is going to affect the Malaysian educational market.

 

For one, many people are asking whether or not it is safe to return to physical schools.  And with the pros and cons of online classes becoming more and more apparent, many Malaysians are turning toward the Ministry of Education for answers.

 

Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin explained, “Based on the school term and holiday calendar for 2020, the last day of the schooling year is on December 17, 2020 for states in Group A and December 18, 2020 for states in Group B. This means that after the CMCO ends, students in Group A states and Group B states will have a total of only nine and 10 schooling days left respectively.

 

The states classed as Group A, will have their last day on December 17 are those that typically observe Friday as a rest day. They are Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor.  The rest fall under Group B states.

Mohd Radzi said the nationwide school closure will affect a total of 1,087,803 students, 99,491 teachers, and 20,438 administration staff, with the exception of those in four states not currently under CMCO. These states are: Perlis, Pahang, Kelantan and Sarawak.

 

With the 2021 school starting soon, nationwide school closures have left parents and students wondering how to maintain quality of education.  Sure, there is online classes, but the problem with virtual learning is that there is a copious amount of students who may not have access to tools needed for learning.  Some of these include laptops, internet connection and the like.  Due to this being a challenge in Malaysia and in many other parts of the world, some people feel the emergence of a hybrid education system will help us meet these demands more effectively and efficiently.

 

In summary, this has been a tricky time for all of us, but we will persevere.  We at LHS are eager to see what the emerging trends are, and what the future holds.

 

 

About Little Human Scholars Schools in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

 

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