Jab Card Verification for Students
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has asked municipal and provincial education departments across the country to advise school administrators that verification of students’ vaccination records should only be carried out once only once on the first day they attend classes.
Students do not need to show the card a second time as their vaccination status will then be noted in school records. If for some reason they need to show it again, they can bring a copied version.
The department and schools should also instruct students on how to protect their vaccination cards, perhaps with laminated plastic covers with drawstrings, according to the ministry’s directive.
In other education news, the ministry is considering postponing the high school diploma exam to a later date than the currently scheduled December 6 to give students more time to prepare.
Department of Education spokesperson Ros Soveacha told The Post Nov. 3 that the department is considering the possibility of delaying the exam, but no new date has been determined.
“The leadership of the ministry will hold a meeting and get a status report to prepare an optimal plan for the high school exam. We will let the public know as soon as the decision is made,” he said.
Sok Sophana, a 12th grade student from Svay Rieng province, said she would be happy if the exam was delayed as it would give her more time to study as she was a student from a rural area and they had difficulties with remote learning during the Covid -19 pandemic.
“We didn’t learn a lot through the online classes. If the date isn’t delayed, I don’t think I can skip it because I learned so little that way. It really wasn’t easy for us. in rural areas,” she said.