Education Ministry: Schools in Perlis, Jerantut and Temerloh districts in Pahang to close Monday


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Apr 2016

- Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Schools in Perlis, as well as the Jerantut and Temerloh districts in Pahang will be closed Monday as temperatures in those areas have exceeded 37°C over a 72-hour period, says the Education Ministry.

In a statement, the ministry said that the closure was a precautionary measure to safeguard the health of the over 100,000 pre-school, primary and secondary pupils in the affected areas.

However, the ministry said that only pupils would be excused from attending classes, with no replacement school day required, but school staff would still have to carry out other duties that did not involve teaching.

The ministry also directed the Perlis and Pahang education departments to ensure that the directive was adhered to, and also sought the cooperation of parents to monitor their children's activity during the ongoing heat wave.

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