The Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) has expressed its ongoing concern for the welfare, health, and safety of students, teachers, and members of the implementation group during the current prolonged hot and dry weather affecting the country.
“This phenomenon is part of the unpredictable climate variability the nation is experiencing. Prolonged hot weather conditions can trigger heatwaves that can be detrimental to health,” it wrote.
Special permission to wear sports attire during hot weather
In light of this situation, KPM said it has agreed to grant special permission for students, and teachers in all educational institutions under KPM to wear sports attire during hot weather to prevent any health complications.
“For students wearing school uniforms, the use of neckties is no longer mandatory,” it wrote.
Urges schools to monitor weather conditions
KPM also urged the schools to consistently monitor weather conditions so that immediate action can be taken to ensure the welfare, health, and safety of students and teachers.
“By allowing more comfortable attire and monitoring the situation closely, the KPM hopes to minimize the impact of the heat on students, teachers, and staff members in schools and educational institutions across Malaysia.”
Wins praises online
The KPM’s decision to allow for more comfortable attire during the hot weather has received widespread praise online, with many commending the ministry for its wise and practical approach to the situation.
Social media users have lauded KPM for being proactive and putting the well-being of the education community first.
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