KUALA LUMPUR, 1 OCTOBER 2021 - The UCSI Poll Research Centre recently released a poll on the thematic reasons for returning and not returning to the physical classes. The survey was conducted among 958 Malaysians to understand the reasons for wanting and not wanting to return to physical classes. The margin of sampling error for this sample size was +/- 3%.
The survey shows that respondents generally believe that physical education classes are more effective than online classes, but those choose not to return because of concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
Despite following strict SOPs, most respondents still have a low level of confidence in their safety when participating in physical education classes. This may be due to the past experience of the daily surge of COVID-19 cases when students returned to physical education classes.
The COVID-19 daily reported positive cases’ statistics two weeks after physical classes are resumed is crucial in giving confidence to parents and students to return to the classroom. On the other hand, education may need to continue through a blended curriculum, because there are still students attending classes virtually and physically. The readiness of teachers and lecturers in conducting hybrid classes along with the support from the school in terms of resources are essential in delivering a quality education.
About UCSI Poll Research Centre The UCSI Poll Research Centre (UCSI-PRC) is a public opinion research company owned by the UCSI Group. Its main objective is to utilise original and scientific research methodologies to investigate and analyse public opinions and attitudes.