PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 The Ministry of Education (Kemendiknas) is looking for an approach to address the canteen problem in schools with a large number of students, so that some schools are forced to schedule five recesses, said Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.
He said schools with a large number of students could not accommodate the number of students who came at the same time and needed several sessions, so some schools had to implement five break sessions.
To reporters after visiting the Putrajaya Polsek 9 (2) National School (SK) here today, Radzi said the situation occurred because the school was experiencing overcrowding but the canteen was only able to accommodate its original capacity, which had insufficient space. increases in line with the increase in student capacity.
“There are schools because the canteen cannot meet the need to accommodate students during recess, so break times are held between three and five times, causing the break in some schools to start too early at 08.30. If it’s too early, the time interval between resting and returning home is old,” he said.
Asked whether the Ministry of Education and Culture would consider allowing students to eat in class, especially those who brought lunch from home, Radzi said this requires supervision that requires the use of human resources.
He said that this method was carried out when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, but the canteen problem needed a comprehensive and permanent solution to deal with the situation. -TVS
Source : tvstv.my