HAZE FORCES CLOSURE OF 15 SCHOOLS IN PERAK’S MANJUNG DISTRICT

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HAZE FORCES CLOSURE OF 15 SCHOOLS IN PERAK'S MANJUNG DISTRICT
July 22 15:55
IPOH,The Manjung coastal district in Perak was enveloped in haze at a 'very unhealthy' level at 1 pm today, forcing the cancellation of the afternoon session of 15 schools there.The six primary and nine secondary schools, with an enrolment of 5,945, were ordered to close their afternoon sessions after the Air Pollutant Index (API) rose to 247, said Perak education director Mohd Idris Ramli.Tomorrow's morning session at the schools would be cancelled if the API remained above 200, he told Bernama.Mohd Idris named the primary schools as Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Seri Manjung, SK Kampung Dato Seri Kamarudin, SK Methodist (ACS), SK Methodist, SK Convent and SK Simpang Empat.The secondary schools were Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Manjung, SMK Ahmad Boestamam, SMK Seri Samudera, SMK Nan Hwa, SMK Methodist, SMK Methodist (ACS), SMK Tok Perdana, SMK Ambrose and SMK Dato Idris, he said.