KAJANG: Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said schools in the Jerantut and Kuala Krai districts will close today and tomorrow due to the heatwave.
He said the temperature in these two places had exceeded 37°C for the past 72 hours.
The Education Ministry said in a statement yesterday this would involve 30 secondary and 89 primary schools.
“This affects 41,665 students comprising 38,849 in primary and secondary schools with the rest in pre-schools,” said the statement.
The ministry said students would be excused from attending classes, with no replacement school day required, but staff would still have to be in school to carry out other duties which did not involve teaching.