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Ministry of Education will prioritize densely populated areas when building new schools, says Radzi

Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin (second from left) at the groundbreaking ceremony for a construction project for an additional block and land for Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 18(2), in Putrajaya on June 25, 2022. – Bernama peak

Saturday, June 25, 2022 3:19 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, June 25 – The Ministry of Education is prioritizing the opening of new schools in densely populated places like Klang, Selangor and Johor.

Senior Minister of Education, Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, said the ministry is looking for suitable locations in these areas to build schools as it faces difficulties in securing land for such projects.

“Klang, for example, is among the most densely populated areas, and some schools with an enrollment of 4,000 people have to run two sessions, morning and afternoon.

“Various efforts have been made to set up new schools in these localities but in densely populated areas, the main constraint is the lack of suitable land,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after conducting the groundbreaking ceremony of a construction project for an additional block and land for Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 18(2) and the opening of the 10th general assembly of his parent-teacher association here today.

According to him, an average of 10 new schools are built each year.

On another topic, Radzi said the ministry will look into complaints that the primary school curriculum is too difficult, making it difficult for students to master certain subjects.

He said the primary and secondary school curricula would be reviewed later as the first cycle of Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR) would be completed this year while Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSR) ended last year. .

“Against this background, in the subsequent examination, we will see whether the problem is really about the overly complex curriculum or a case of lack of familiarity,” he said.

Asked about the cluster of flu-like illnesses (ILI) involving a secondary boarding school in Selangor, Radzi said the ministry would hold further discussions with the Ministry of Health tomorrow to ensure it is safe for students to attend. this school.

Regarding the new block and field for SK Putrajaya Presint 18(2), he said the RM14.5 million project is expected to be completed in May 2024. — Bernama