80 Tamil Schools Have Small Number Of Students

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SEREMBAN – Of the 160 schools nationwide with a small number of students, 80 schools or 50 per cent are Tamil schools.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the ministry was in the process of identifying the schools for relocation to new areas.

“The schools located in plantations have been deserted after the plantations were sold. We will find suitable sites for the schools,” he said at a ceremony to present second phase special aid of RM2.56 million to 32 capital-aided Tamil schools in Negeri Sembilan here today.

Kamalanathan thanked Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan for providing suitable sites for the schools.

“We cannot force the schools to relocate. When schools apply for reloction, the ministry will process them on condition they help to identify the sites.”

There are 524 Tamil schools nationwide, of which 371 are capital-aided schools. – BERNAMA