First term school holiday begins today amid COVID-19

Azlan Othman

Subsequent to the recent COVID-19 announcement made by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) declared today as the commencement of the first-term school break, in lieu of March 16.

The amendment covers primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, sixth-form centres and the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) under the jurisdiction of the MoE; schools under the MoRA; private schools; and international schools.

The second-term school session will commence as scheduled. Any updates on the situation will be announced through official media channels and the MoE.

The MoE and the MoRA, in collaboration with the MoH, are monitoring developments in the COVID-19 case, while encouraging the practice of good hygiene to minimise the risk of infection.

For information and updates, contact the MoE’s COVID-19 Operation Centre at 2382396 during office hours.