State dept and district office to decide on replacement days for Pasir Gudang schools


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: The Johor Education Department and Pasir Gudang district education office will decide whether there is a need for replacement schooldays for the schools closed by the chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim.

All 111 schools had been ordered closed since March 13 after hundreds of students suffered breathing difficulty, nausea, and vomiting due to the toxic fumes emanating from the river.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik stressed in a statement that he has never said that the schooldays need to be replaced.

It was reported last Friday (March 22) that Johor Education Department deputy director Azman Adnan said that the 111 schools will re-open next Monday (March 31).

For Johor, the school holidays will be from March 22 to 30.