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School term to start again in January from 2026
Published on: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
By: Faiz Zainudin and Anne Muhammad, FMT
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School sessions began in the first week of January before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: The new academic year will revert to January from 2026 onwards, says education minister Fadhlina Sidek.

Schools across the country had suffered significant disruptions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which struck in the first quarter of 2020.

The resulting lockdowns forced prolonged school closures, with Putrajaya delaying the start of the academic year from January to March.

Fadhlina also told the Dewan Rakyat today the 2025 academic year will start in February.

“With this announcement, we hope that all parties can better plan for the new school year,” she said.

She was responding to a question from Aminolhuda Hassan (PH-Sri Gading), who wanted to know when schools would switch back to January for the start of the academic year.





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