Perak school ceases operations due to lack of pupils


A TAMIL school in Teluk Intan, which had a single pupil and four teachers, has stopped operating after that pupil left, Makkal Osai reported.

SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Timah a rural school in Teluk Intan, Perak, had only seven pupils in 2019.

According to state education department assistant director Mat Hamdan Amin, the school has stopped operations due to lack of pupils.

Out of the seven enrolled in 2019, three completed Year Six and left. Three other pupils who were travelling from out of town transferred to another Tamil school because of transportation difficulties.

This left one pupil, three teachers, and the headmaster in the school.

In July, the pupil left the school after his father was transferred out of town to work. The teachers and headmaster were transferred to other schools after the pupil left.

Teluk Intan MIC chairman S. Narayanan and Perak Indian Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Arumugam said they will work with relevant parties to save the school as its licence was still active.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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