Reminder on primary schooling


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 04 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: In line with the implementation of compulsory primary schooling from this year, all children born between Jan 2, 1996, and Jan 1, 1997, are required to be registered in Year One.  

In accordance with the amendment to Section 29 A(2) of the Education Act, all parents who are Malaysian citizens must ensure their children attend and complete primary schooling, the Education Ministry said in a statement released yesterday. 

Approximately three million pupils are expected to attend primary school when school re-opens on Jan 5 (in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu) and Jan 6 (in other states). Of this total, 526,219 are Year One pupils, a 3.2% increase compared with last year’s enrolment of 510,146. 

The Government decided last year to implement compulsory primary education.  

Before this year, it was estimated that about 3% of children who are of the school-going age do not attend primary school.  

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