| Rokiah Mahmud |
FOLLOWING the notice of closure of Luqman Darussalam School last Monday issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE), parents and guardians of affected students yesterday rushed to the school seeking for explanation regarding the status of their children’s education.
As early as eight in the morning, concerned parents started to come to the school asking teachers for answers after they heard about the notice of closure broadcasted on national television and newspapers.
The headmistress at the time was in a meeting with the Private Institutions Section, Ministry of Education to discuss on the issues.
A number of parents expressed their frustration as they were finding ways to transfer their children to other schools. Many of them came to seek further explanation from the management of Luqman Darussalam School.
One of the affected parents, who received the news via social media, expressed their concerns to the Bulletin
They also wanted to know how the school failed to comply with the Ministry of Education requirements.
Upon hearing the notice of closure, a number of parents decided to transfer their children to other schools especially for Year 6 students as they will be sitting for the PSR examination this year and did not want their children to be left behind.
On the other hand, the Bulletin managed to speak to Luqman Darussalam School headmistress soon after her meeting with the MoE.
She said that the ‘approval status’ of the school was still in process and it might take time for the school to re-open as the ministry, she claimed, had the school to forego educational activities until an official letter is delivered.
“We have already submitted all relevant documents related with the approval application and hope the ministry will reconsider them,” she explained.
Today the school will be having a meeting with parents at the school premises at 9am. During the meeting, the management of the school will explain on the status of the school and students’ education.
At the moment, there are more than 100 students studying at the school ranging from Kindergarten 1 to Year 6.
The Bulletin also tried to reach the Private Institutions Section, MoE to obtain their comments regarding the issue but officials declined to comment.