29 schools in Selangor to close on Friday (Sept 13) due to worsening haze (updated)


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  • Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

Traffic travels along the Federal Highway shrouded in haze in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, on Wednesday, Sept. 11,2019. Malaysia closed more than 400 schools, citing unhealthy air quality as smoke and ash from raging forest fires in Indonesia spread to more areas in countries from Thailand to the Philippines. Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg

PETALING JAYA: Twenty-nine schools in Selangor will be closed on Friday (Sept 13) following the worsening air quality due to the haze.

This is a jump from just five schools closed on Thursday (Sept 12), said the Selangor Education Department in a statement.

The closure on Friday will affect 24 schools in Klang including six secondary schools and five in Kuala Langat, which includes one secondary school.

“As of 7pm, the Selangor Education Department received a report that five schools were closed on Sept 12,2019 and 29 schools will be closed on Sept 13,2019, ” said the statement posted by the Information Department on its Twitter account.

The Selangor Education Department also reminded schools to close immediately if the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading at its area goes over 200, in line with the recent announcement by the Education Ministry.

The closure of schools on Thursday affected 10,100 students while the closure on Friday will affect 45,265 students.

The following are the schools that will be closed on Friday:

SK KAMPUNG JOHAN SETIA

SMK JALAN KEBUN

SK BUKIT NAGA

SK JALAN KEBUN

SK KAMPUNG PENDAMAR

SJKT TAMAN SENTOSA

SJKT LADANG BATU AMPAT

SK BUKIT RIMAU

SJKC WU TECK

SJKC CHUNG HUA

SK KLANG JAYA

SMK KOTA KEMUNING

SK BUKIT KEMUNING 2

SMK KAMPUNG JAWA

SK KAMPUNG JAWA 2

SK KAMPUNG JAWA

SMK SHAHBANDARAYA

SMK RAJA MAHADI

SK TELOK MENEGON

SK TAMAN SRI ANDALAS

SJKC KHE BENG

SMK SRI ANDALAS

SJKT LADANG EMERALD

SK KOTA KEMUNING

SMK SIJANGKANG JAYA

SK SIJANGKANG

SK SIJANGKANG JAYA

SK KEBUN BAHARU

SK KPG MEDAN

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