State govt to address lack of school guards and other issues

  • Metro News
  • Monday, 07 Jan 2019

Dr Abdul Aziz (right) during his visit to SK Pengkalan Pegoh in Ipoh.

THE Perak government will look into complaints regarding the lack of security guards in schools.

State Education Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari said he was aware of the problem and would take proactive measures to address it.

“I understand parents’ concerns about their children’s safety in schools.

“But there is nothing to worry about,” he said after visiting SK Pengkalan Pegoh in Ipoh.

“We will monitor from time to time.

“The issue could probably be due to lack of allocation or issues with the respective security firms,” he added.

Dr Abdul Aziz said the state would also look into cases of children not attending school, including some from Bagan Serai.

“These are isolated cases,” he said.

On the new schooling session, Dr Abdul Aziz said there were 33,233 new pupils at primary schools in the state.

He said a RM100 financial aid would be given to low-income families.

“Families earning RM3,000 or below can get the aid at the respective schools. The schools can submit requests for more aid before April 30 if they need it,” he said.

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