PETALING JAYA,Feb 19: Preschools and primary schools will reopen from March 1, education minister Radzi Jidin announced today.
He said Year 1 and 2 students will be back to school on March 1, while those in Year 3 to 6 will be back in school on March 8.
Meanwhile, secondary schools will be opened on April 4 and 5, according to the weekends in the respective states.
Group A comprises schools in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu while Group B comprises schools in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and the federal territories.
In a press conference today, Radzi said the decision to reopen secondary schools a month later was because the 2020 cohort of Form 5 students will be sitting for their SPM exams in March.
Secondary schools will reopen after the midterm holidays and the SPM examination which ends in late March.
Meanwhile, all international schools and tuition centres will be allowed to resume operations from March 8.