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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Fourth school for Rohingya people in Johor

Some of the students from the Tampoi Rohingya Community School taking a group photo before heading to Kedah for a five-day English camp.

Some of the students from the Tampoi Rohingya Community School taking a group photo before heading to Kedah for a five-day English camp.

JOHOR BARU: With the rise in the number of Rohingya people residing in the state, a fourth school for the community is expected to open soon

Tampoi, Kota Tinggi and Kulai Rohingya community schools coordinator Soraya Alkaff-Gilmour said that the fourth centre located in Kangkar Tebrau would enrol at least 80 students for the first intake.

“Many Rohingya families now stay at Taman Daya, Plentong, Kangkar Tebrau and nearby areas, hence, there was a need to set up another school,” she said.

Soraya added that the school would enrol children aged five to 16 years with schooling hours from 8am to noon.

It is open five days a week.

“We teach them English, Moral Studies and Islamic Education,” she said before accompanying 32 Tampoi Rohingya Community School students to Kedah for a five-day English Camp at AiU Irsyad International School.

Students would have an opportunity to interact with other Rohingya from Langkawi and Penang during the camp as well as take part in several activities designed to improve their English language proficiency.

Soraya added they were planning to expand the syllabus by introducing skill-related subjects which focus on sewing, cooking and others starting next year.

“These skill-related subjects will be held after school hours,” she said, adding that the number of students was also expected to increase by next year.

Tags / Keywords: Southern & Eastern Region , rohingya

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