Penang Education: No decision yet on convent schools closure


GEORGE TOWN: The state Education Department wants the public to stop speculating on the closure of three convent girls' schools in Penang as there is no certainty to the matter.

Penang Education director Shaari Osman said the application by the trustees landowner, Sisters of Infant Jesus, to take back the land is pending at the Education Ministry.

The primary and secondary schools of Convent Light Street and the Convent Pulau Tikus secondary school are situated on the land.

"They are the landowners and they recently wrote to the ministry to request to take back the land.

“However, the Ministry has not granted any approval for the application.

“No letters were sent out to parents yet on whether their children will be moved to other schools.

"So please stop speculating as it has created confusion,” Shaari said.

He said the department "is preparing all possibilities" if and when the three schools have to close but no decision has been made on the matter.

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