Heatwave: All schools in Terengganu required to provide drinking water to students

KUALA TERENGGANU: All schools in Terengganu are required to provide sufficient drinking water to students in the face of the hot weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon.

State Education Department (JPN) director Shafruddin Ali Hussain said the school session that began today went smoothly but measures will be implemented to avoid dehydration among students.

“The JPN also recommends that schools provide students with sponges and water to wipe the body as athletes do to prevent dehydration,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after officiating the starting of Form Six classes at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Sultan Sulaiman, here Sunday.

The department also suggested that schools do not conduct outside classroom activities for now to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, he added. – Bernama

Source: The Star