Muhammad said the secondary school entrance examination would be jointly conducted by the ministry of education and the schools quality assurance authority.
He also disclosed that candidates would be required to present their passport photographs and birth certificates before writing the examination.
“As was initially done in the earlier phase of resumption, administrators of public and private schools must continue to comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols which include daily temperature checks; compulsory wearing of face masks and provision of hand washing facilities,’’ he said.
He said that the use of hand sanitisers and the observation of other safety protocols as listed by the state’s COVID-19 task force, including the running of two streams in the schools, must be adhered to.
“Schools must enable compliance with these guidelines to ensure that class sizes are not more than 20 students in a class with 1.5 metres to 2 metres physical distancing,’’ he added.
Muhammad said that schools COVID-19 teams already put in place would monitor compliance with the aforementioned guidelines.