11,224 students from 73 schools will be sitting for the UPSR examinations in the Pasir Gudang area
12 primary schools, declared as “hotspot schools” during the recent chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang were given several precautionary measures to be taken for the upcoming UPSR.
The affected schools are SK Kopok, SK Tanjung Puteri Resort, SK Taman Scientex, SK Kota Masai, SK Pasir Gudang 4, SK Taman Bukit Dahlia, SK Taman Megah Ria, SK Taman Pasir Putih, SK Taman Rinting 3, SK Pasir Gudang 1, SK Pasir Gudang 3 and SK Kota Masai 3.
Many of the schools were affected by the two incidents of chemical pollution in the area back in March and June.
Pasir Gudang Member of Parliament Hassan Abdul Karim attended the event which saw local NGO Ihsan Johor together with 3M Malaysia give out some 1,000 masks to be distributed to pupils from the affected schools in the area.
Hassan assured the parents and the community that the state government was committed to ensuring the safety of the residents in Pasir Gudang.
“I have met with the Menteri Besar to convey the people’s wishes and he was receptive to all the feedback,” he said, adding that they have assured that drastic action including closing down illegal factories would continue.
A total of 11,224 students from 73 schools will be sitting for the UPSR examinations this month in the Pasir Gudang area.