No need for replacement classes in 111 schools in Pasir Gudang, says Johor Education Dept head


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  • Sunday, 30 Jun 2019

Azman helping a pupil put on a mask during his visit to SK Pasir Gudang 4 on Sunday.

JOHOR BARU: All 111 primary and secondary schools in Pasir Gudang, which had been closed due to air pollution since Tuesday, need not hold replacement classes, says state Education Department (JPN) director Azman Adnan.

All schools have reopened on Sunday (June 30).

He said this was because teachers at the schools involved have been equipped with various alternative teaching materials and methods through various channels.

"It is up to the schools to conduct any additional classes or any other activities that are suitable for the school.

"I also believe that these pollution cases would not repeat because the Fire and Rescue Department and Department of Environment (DoE) have not recorded any anomaly since Tuesday (June 25)," he said.

He was met by reporters after his work visit to SK Pasir Gudang 4, here on Sunday.

Azman also informed that the state Health Department would also conduct safety briefings at 18 schools within the Pasir Gudang area.

"The briefing will start at the first four affected schools, namely SK Pasir Gudang 4, SMK Tanjung Puteri Resort, SK Kopok, and Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar.

"This is one of the support systems that the Disaster Management Committee has come up with to help the schools in the district," he added.

The incident began on Thursday (June 20) after about 15 students from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar in Pasir Gudang suffered breathing difficulties and vomiting.


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