JOHOR BAHRU — Sept. 4, 2019: All agencies under the state government are prepared to face any eventuality in Pasir Gudang while the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) is in progress.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr. Sahruddin Jamal said the Department of Environment has been monitoring air pollution levels and so far the situation around Pasir Gudang has been satisfactory.
“However, I wish to remind everyone not to get stressed out. At times when we are stressed we panic,” he remarked after visiting Sekolah Kebangsaan Temenggong Abdul Rahman 1 near here today.
State Education director Azman Adnan said all UPSR candidates in Pasir Gudang have been placed in suitable buildings and areas not exposed to air pollution risks.
The other (years one to five) pupils in 12 schools which have been considered to be at risk have been given leave and the schools to be closely monitored.
It is learnt that nine of the 33 pupils who had symptoms of vomiting, shortness of breath and dizziness last August 28 who are sitting for the UPSR today have been placed in a special room on the ground floor as a precaution. — Bernama