Welcome back to school, 342,482 students do the 2023/2024 school session in Perak

By: Zaki Salleh

IPOH – Today is a meaningful moment for the families of 153 Year 1 students who started the 2023/2024 school session at Sekolah Kebangsaan Jalan Pegoh here.

As early as 7 am, these students and their parents seemed eager to step into a new world.

The president of the SKJP Parent and Teacher Association, Afi Roshezry Abu Bakar, said that he welcomed the admission of children to the school.

“The session started with a school management briefing which was also a familiarization session between parents and teachers.

“Parents are allowed to wait for their children until break time on the first day of school today,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the 2023/2024 school session which started today, a total of 342,482 students from 1,105 primary and secondary schools in Perak started learning.

Of that number, it involved 191,260 students in 852 primary schools and 151,222 secondary schools (253 schools).

Perak State Education Director (JPN), Mohamad Fauzi Mahson said, the number of students who registered for Year One was a total of 24,091 people.

“For form one students, the state of Perak recorded the admission of 24,916 students.

“As usual on the first day of school, there is a lot of activity, but overall the atmosphere is under control,” he told reporters.

He said this after inspecting the school session at Sekolah Kebangsaan Meru Raya here this morning.

This 2023/2024 school session was considered unique when the Ministry of Education decided that no academic classes would be held in the first week of the session.

On the other hand, this step is taken in line with the implementation of entertainment education and simple project-based learning.

Circular Number 5 of 2023, guides schools to hold appropriate programs or activities to prepare students socially and mentally.

Physical, emotional, spiritual and social values ​​are prioritized first to shape students into civilized, moral beings with integrity.

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