‘No SPM if school building deemed unsafe’

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Datuk P. Kamalanathan

GEMAS: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination for SMK Balung in Tawau will be held elsewhere if the building is found to be unsafe, says Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

“If the school was chosen as an examination centre, we have to relocate the students,” he told reporters after launching the Indian Community Centre here yesterday.

Kamalanathan was commenting on the emergency landing of a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) helicopter at the school.

The SPM exam is scheduled to be held from Nov 7 to Dec 6.

A statement from the Education Ministry said SMK Balung was ordered to be closed for two days for the safety of staff and students.

“This will also enable an investigation and a clean-up to be carried out,” it said.

“The school sent all eight injured students to the Tawau hospital to receive outpatient treatment. Six of them have been allowed to go home.

“The ministry will provide counselling to the two traumatised students,” the statement said, adding that the school would assess the affected parts and the costs incurred.

The ministry also directed the school to submit a report on the incident to ensure all students, teachers and staff were safe and received the necessary assistance.

SMK Balung has two sessions with 1,666 students and 116 teachers.

Sumber:  The Star Online  –  http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/10/05/no-spm-if-school-building-deemed-unsafe/