September 30, 2015 – After being closed for two days, students in the state will return to school tomorrow following improvement in the haze.
Johor Education, Information Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Committee chairman, Md Jais Sarday said all public, private and religious schools will reopen tomorrow as air quality improved. “Generally the haze situation had improved for the past two days and I wish to inform that all schools will resume as usual starting Thursday,” said Jais.
He added the reopening of the schools was also prompted by the need to complete the syllabus and revision for Form Three Assessment Examination (PT3), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).
Jais also urged those who are unable to attend school due to illnesses such as asthma and allergies to get treatment at government hospitals and clinics and obtain exemption from attending school. “I urge all students to be careful and wear haze protective masks at all times. The school administrators must also avoid holding outdoor activities,” he said.
At 6pm, the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in three areas in Johor were still within the unhealthy range: Larkin Lama (110), Muar (110) and Pasir Gudang (118). The API in Kota Tinggi has dropped to the moderate range of 90.