System to trace school dropouts being set up, says Education Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: A system to trace students who dropped out of national schools is in progress.

Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said the system was to detect students who have stopped coming to school, and so far, most of them have been detected.

“We are also working on a system to take down the number of students missing from the (education) system,” he said when officiating the Teach For Malaysia (TFM) 10th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday (Sept 24).

He said the Education Ministry was planning on doing the tracing earlier so that necessary interventions can be carried out.

He also said the ministry would also conduct a home visit programme to these students’ homes to find out why they are not attending school.

“The most important thing is to get kids to school,” he added.

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