Haze: Johor schools to remain closed tomorrow

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  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

Johor Baru.

State Entrepreneur Development, Cooperative, Education and Information committee chairman Md Jais Sarday said he was concerned about the well-being and health of students especially with the haze situation.

"This will involve some 618,362 primary and secondary school students," Jais told on Tuesday.

The Education Ministry made the decision as Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 4pm Tuesday, showed no significant change from Monday.

However, the Ministry ordered all schools that were closed in Malacca Monday to reopen on Tuesday due to improved haze conditions in the state.

Jais added that all kindergartens and institution of higher learning should also follow suit and remain closed.

He added that there would be an announcement on Wednesday if the schools would reopen or stay closed on Thursday.

Students having respiratory problems should get a report from the clinic or hospital if they are unfit to attend school due to the present haze situation.

Jais, when contacted, said medical reports would be required for students who did not attend school for long periods due to respiratory illness.

Asked if so far there were any such cases, Jais said that so far there were non but the state education department was monitoring the situation.

According to the Environment Department's Air Pollutant Index (API), Larkin Lama in Johor showed an "Unhealthy" reading of 126 as at 5pm Tuesday.

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