Johor floods: Repairs on badly-hit schools to begin next week

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ISKANDAR PUTERI: Fifty-two schools in Johor were inundated at one point or another since the state was hit by floods three weeks ago, the state assembly was told.

The Education Ministry has allocated RM2.36mil for repair and maintenance work to be carried out on the affected schools from next week, exco member Norliza Noh (BN-Johor Lama) said.

The education, information and communication committee chairman added that 187 other schools in the state were used as temporary relief centres to house displaced flood victims.

The figures are for the period from Feb 28 to Tuesday (March 21).

"As of now, 19 schools in Batu Pahat are still being used as relief centres,” she said during the state assembly sitting at Kota Iskandar here on Wednesday (March 22).

“The state government will also channel an allocation of RM500,000 for schools that suffered severe flood damage in Segamat and Batu Pahat.

“The Education Ministry also issued acquisition warrants by using existing allocation to replace school assets affected by the floods,” she said.

To reduce the burden on parents, students affected by the floods were allowed to attend class without having to wear uniforms for the moment, she added.

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