30 Kelantan schools to close tomorrow due to floods

KOTA BARU: Thirty schools in Kelantan, namely in Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah, Kuala Krai and Tumpat, are to be closed tomorrow due to floods.

State Education Department (JPN) in a statement here tonight said the closure on the third day of the new school term would affect 9,501 students as well as 958 teachers and school staff.

Of the total, 7,746 students are from 18 schools in Pasir Mas, 953 students from five schools in Tanah Merah, 588 students from six schools in Kuala Krai and 214 students from a school in Tumpat.

The schools in Pasir Mas are Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kampung Baru, SK Rahmat, SK Gual Tokdeh, SK Rantau Panjang, SK Lubok Stol, SK Sri Rantau Panjang 2, SK Kok Pauh, SK Sri Rantau Panjang 1, Sekolah Agama Bantuan Kerajaan (SABK) Al Falah Siram, SABK Diniah Bongor, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Khay Boon, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Rantau Panjang, SMK Tiang Chandi, SMK Gual Tinggi, SK Kedai Tanjong, SK Bakong, SK Gual Sitok and SMK Gual Periok.

In Kuala Krai, the schools are SK Pemberian, SK Bahagia, SK Ladang Taku, SK Pasir Kelang, SK Kuala Nal and SABK Saadatul Qura.

The five schools in Tanah Merah are SMK Ladang Kerilla, SK Ladang Kerilla, SK Sokor, SK Kampung Panjang and SK Tebing Tinggi while in Tumpat, only SK Pulau Beluru will be closed.

The statement said the closure was due to flooded roads which would be dangerous to the students and teachers. — Bernama