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A standard five pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Buit Hill Penampang Melborne Jeffren revising his school books by himself in a classroom on October 5, 2020. A majority of parents have stopped sending their children to school following concerns of rising Covid-19 outbreak in Sabah. Of 483 pupils of the school, only 21 had showed up on that day. — Picture by BERNAMA

All schools in Sabah to close from Oct 10-25 – MOE

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — All schools in Sabah will be closed from today until October 25, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said yesterday. 

However, students of fully residential schools in red zones, as well as those in hostels located in green zones but whose family homes are in the red zone need to stay in their respective dormitories, it said. 

According to the MOE, the schools will manage the safety and welfare of those in hostels. 

“The National Security Council special meeting on the management of Covid-19 chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday morning focused specifically on the situation in Sabah.

“Currently, all schools in red zones in Sabah have been closed. As cases in the state are still on the rise, the meeting agreed that the MOE should examine the need to close schools throughout Sabah,” the ministry said in a statement today.

During that period, the MOE said school administrators have been instructed to ensure that teachers and students implement teaching and learning at home by downloading the required manual on the MOE’s official portal (


— Bernama

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