Phase 3 de-escalation allows 10 students per class in tuition centres

Wani Roslan

Tuition centres will be allowed to accommodate a maximum of 10 students in a class, an increase from the previous five students at a time, as part of Phase 3 of the de-escalation plan.

In an interview with the Bulletin, Ria Sejati Tuition School Administration cum tutor Nurfarahiyah binti Nawi said, “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we had to do online classes for students and faced a decrease in the number of students because most could not handle extra online classes on top of their school lessons.”

She said with the easing of restrictions, the tuition centre is receiving students again.

Nurfarahiyah said most parents are looking forward for the face-to-face learning instead of online.

She emphasised that students, tutors and visitors must scan the BruHealth QR code upon entering and leaving the centre.

Social distancing measures at a tuition centre. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
Nurfarahiyah binti Nawi

She said, “For primary students who do not own mobile phones, their parents need to scan for them, and we encourage them to wear face masks throughout their tutoring period.”

She said visitors and staff must observe physical distancing and undergo mandatory body temperature checks.

“Hand sanitisers are also provided for students and staff.

“Teachers must wear face masks throughout their teaching period.”

A media survey revealed that some tuition centres are still closed while some are operating by combining online learning and face-to face learning.