NIBONG TEBAL: The education ministry has made preparations for floods should they occur when students sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, which starts tomorrow until March 15.
Minister Fadhlina Sidek said the ministry’s flood operations room and all state education departments were fully prepared to deal with all flood-related issues.
“Our schools are also prepared to deal with the floods as examination and flood evacuation centres (PPS).
“We are working with the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) to prepare equipment and make preparations to face floods.
“Hopefully, there will be no floods. We want the candidates to face the examination without worrying about floods.”
Fadhlina spoke to reporters after attending an early schooling aid programme by Nationgate to five national-type Tamil schools (SJKT) in the Jawi state constituency at SJKT Nibong Tebal here. The company donated RM12,000 to 150 students.
Meanwhile, Fadhlina, who is Nibong Tebal MP, said the ministry had taken note of the SJKT Sungai Bakap school building project, which has been abandoned, causing anger among the parents of pupils there.
She said she will ensure construction of the school follows the set schedule. The project was abandoned a year ago, believed to be over a shortage of funds.