Total of 402 hotspot schools identified


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KUALA LUMPUR — April 25, 2017: As many as 402 schools in the country have been identified as hotspot schools for misdemeanour and disciplinary cases.

The location of the schools in crime-risk areas is also a factor which put the schools in the hotspot category.

However, Education Director-General Tan Sri Dr. Khair Mohamad Yusof considers the number of schools in the hotspot category as being under control.

“Overall, the number of students involved in disciplinary cases and considered hardcore are only about 10 to 15 for each school. They will be referred to counselling for the process of intervention and rehabilitation,” said Khair.

Selangor has the highest number of hotspot schools with 76, followed by Johor (63), Negri Sembilan (40), Pahang (37) and Penang (37).

Khair said the seriousness of the schools in recording the students’ misdemeanours also enables the ministry to help the schools resolve the problem by including them in its national-level programmes. — Bernama





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