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Covid: 97.5 pct of teachers fully vaccinated as of Oct 31

0 month ago, 24-Nov-2021

The Dewan Rakyat was told today that a total of 97.5 per cent of teachers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Oct 31. – Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 24): A total of 97.5 per cent of teachers have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Oct 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said 99.04 per cent of teachers had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

“On the action to be taken against teachers who refuse (to take the vaccine), it isbased onthe instructions that will be issued by the PSD (Public Service Department),” he said when replying to a supplementaryquestion from Wong Ling Biu (PH-Sarikei).

Replying toaquestion from Dr Maszlee Malik (Bebas-Simpang Renggam) on viralvideos allegedly showing unvaccinated teachers being placed in a small roomnext to a toilet and a store,Mah said any party with information on the matter could channel it to Ministry of Education (MOE) for further investigation and action.

“The MOE always givespriority tothe welfare of teachers and students as well as all education staff,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mah said the transfer of 1,023 teachers from the peninsula to Sarawak had been approved from 2017 to 2021.

TheMOE has set three basic principles for transfer, namely vacancies, option requirements as well as the importance and need for services.

“In this case, the application for transfer can be made based on several categories, namely health, safety and others,” he said. – Bernama





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