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A schoolgirl uses a handheld automatic fan as she chats with her peer after school, amid hot weather in Kuala Lumpur, on March 20, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

Parents urged to lodge complaints if schools organise outdoor activities in hot weather

SEREMBAN, April 16 — Parents are encouraged to lodge an official complaint if they discover their children’s school plans to hold activities outside the classroom despite the weather exceeding 35°C in their respective area, said Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek.

Complaints can be lodged via the ministry’s complaints management system — SisPAA — to ensure appropriate action can be taken.

“If there is a complaint, please forward it to SisPAA. We will take action, but the important thing is that the complaint must be made officially so that we can fully investigate whether it has a basis or otherwise.

“However, there have been no complaints received on our side regarding the matter so far,” she said to the press after attending the Generasi Madani (GenMADANI) SMKA Student Leaders’ Camp, which 256 students from all over the country attended today.

Fadhlina said the MOE had also issued guidelines on hot weather that all parties should follow.

It includes not holding any activities outside the classroom when the temperature reaches 35°C for three consecutive days.

Yesterday, Deputy Education Minister Wong Kah Woh said the respective state education departments and schools nationwide had the autonomous power to postpone out-of-school activities including cross-country and sports if the temperature exceeds 35°C.

— Bernama

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