JOHOR BARU: All 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang area, which closed following the Sungai Kim Kim chemical waste pollution incident, will re-open on March 31, according to Johor Education Department deputy director Azman Adnan.
He said work to clean up the schools would be carried out first, with the cooperation of the Parent-Teacher Association.
“Those involved in the cleaning up will be the parents, communities, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Students won’t be involved.
“These schools will be re-opened in accordance with all the procedures in the standard operating procedure,” he said in a statement today.
He said a meeting of the State Disaster Management Committee, set up to tackle the disposal of chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, decided on March 19 to halt Ops Sungai Kim Kim, the clean up operation.
“The Disaster Operations Control Centre will also be closed as the situation is almost back to normal.
“As such, all schools in Pasir Gudang will be opened again from Sunday, which is March 31,” Azman said.
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik had ordered all 111 schools in Pasir Gudang to be closed from March 13 until further notice. — Bernama