KUANTAN, April 11 – All schools in Jerantut and Temerloh will be closed for another day tomorrow due to the extreme hot weather, said Pahang education director Datuk Rosdi Ismail. He said the closure was decided as the temperature in the two districts was still high, with Jerantut recording 38.5 degrees Celsius and Temerloh, 37.8 degrees Celsius. He said, however, school staff and teachers will have to come to work as usual because this holiday is only for the students.
He said this to the reporters on Monday. Yesterday, the Education Ministry announced that all schools in Perlis and Jerantut and Temerloh in Pahang would be closed today due to the hot, dry weather brought on by the El Nino phenomenon. The Education Ministry was quoted as saying that the school closure was in consideration of students’ health as the temperature recorded in the affected areas exceeded 37 degrees Celsius for more than 72 hours.