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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Stay Cool in School: Malaysia's Education Ministry Issues Heatwave Measures

The Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) is prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff during hot weather. They've outlined several measures for schools to implement:

Hold classes indoors: Outdoor activities will be postponed when it's too hot.

Monitor student exposure: School officials will keep an eye on activities that could put students at risk in the heat.

Stay hydrated: Schools will ensure a sufficient supply of clean drinking water and encourage students to bring their own water bottles (especially for those who aren't fasting).

Drink up!: Students will be advised to drink plenty of water to stay cool.

Dormitory support:
Schools will provide drinking water to dorm students if needed.

Heatstroke watch: Schools will be vigilant and prepared to work with clinics and hospitals if any students experience heat-related complications.

The MOE encourages schools to follow these guidelines, stay informed about local weather conditions, and comply with any additional recommendations from authorities to ensure everyone's well-being. Additionally, schools can consider allowing students, teachers, and staff to wear modest sportswear during hot weather to stay comfortable.

The full statement from the Ministry of Education or Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia can be found here.

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