MORE than 20 Tamil schools in Kedah are facing an uncertain future owing to falling enrolment numbers, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Efforts were being taken to relocate the affected schools to areas with a bigger population, said Kedah Tamil Schools directors of school management committee co-ordinator K. Kumaran.
One of the oldest schools in the state, SJK (T) Ladang Dublin Bahagian 7, does not have any Year One pupil this year. The school also has no student in Years Two to Four. There are only five students in Years Five and Six.
Kumaran said most of the families in the areas served by these 20 schools, especially the plantations, had moved away.
“It’s still possible to help these schools by making it easier for students to attend,” he said. “Families having transport problems should also be identified and given help.”
? The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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