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Additional special holiday for SJKCs

  • In addition to the four days of official holidays, SJKCs can apply to the respective state education departments for an additional special holiday to celebrate CNY. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 (MySinchew) -- Deputy education minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said other than the official holidays, Chinese primary schools nationwide can apply to the respective state education departments for an additional special holiday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.

He said in response to the call by the National Union of Heads of Schools, his ministry has allowed Chinese primary schools in the country to apply for an additional special holiday on February 20 so that teachers and students can come back one day later and avoid the highway traffic congestion.

"All schools are entitled to four days of special holidays each year. I have received feedback from some headmasters that their application for special holiday has been rejected. So I talked to the director-general of education and we have decided to let them apply," Chong said.

 

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