KOTA KINABALU: Over a thousand students and teachers remain affected by floods that hit parts of Sabah since last year.
As of Feb 1, the number of students affected by floods stood at 1,355 with a total of 137 teachers affected as well.
Sabah Education Department deputy director Abidin Marjan said the affected students and teachers were from schools in Beluran and Beaufort districts.
In Beluran, the schools affected are SK Sualok, SK Tagas-Tagas and SMK Pamai whereas in Beaufort, the schools affected are SK Jabang, SK Bangkalalak, SK Suasa and SK Lago.
"Students here are affected because of flood waters sealing off roads leading to these schools. One school is being used as a temporary relief centre as well," he said.
The Sabah Civil Defence Department recorded a total of 627 evacuees from 188 families in Paitan, Lahad Datu and Telupid (under the constituency of Beluran) districts as at noon Feb 1.
Thirteen relief centres remain open to house flood victims in these three districts.