Vernacular school facing triple whammy in Johor

A vernacular school is facing triple whammy that would probably cause it to be shutdown.

SJK(T) Ladang Mados in Ulu Tiram, Johor is among 3380 school with less students (SKM) nationwide.

It only has nine students with five teachers.

The school that began its operation 1928, at its peak, had around 130 students, reported Vanakkam Malaysia.

To make matters worse, the road in front of the school is frequented by lorries that transports sand.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, some of the building structure in the school are being eaten up by termites.

“The termites have led to building to be in a bad condition.

“The presence of the lorries are also worsening the road condition. Dust pollution from the lorries are causing health issues for the children,” said the school’s parents-teacher association chairwoman, Vasugi Vellaisamy.

“We are hoping that these issues would be resolved,” she added.

She also said proposals to relocate the school to Taman Universiti was made but there has been no response from the authorities.

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