No replacement classes for schools closed due to chemical pollution

On March 13, a total of 111 schools affected by the contamination in Sungai Kim Kim were ordered to be closed. (Bernama pic)

JOHOR BAHRU: All 111 schools closed due to the chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim need not hold replacement classes.

Johor Islamic Religious Affairs and Education Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan said lessons at all the schools would go on as usual, after the schools re-open this Sunday.

“Since we have declared the school closure due to safety reasons (disaster), the leave need not be replaced.

“Examinations will also not be postponed, but teachers are expected to complete the syllabus to ensure students are prepared to take the exams,” he said.

He said this in response to a statement by Education Minister Maszlee Malik on Tuesday who had left it to the State Education Department to decide whether replacement classes should be held for the period the schools were closed.

Aminolhuda told this to reporters after participating in a post-Sungai Kim Kim pollution gotong-royong programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Puteri Resort here today.