Johor's religious school exams postponed amidst flash-flood crisis

JOHOR BARU: The state government religious schools' second semester examinations has been postponed due to the flash-flood crisis in Johor.

This announcement came from Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid, the State Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman, who stated that the exams, originally scheduled to run from today until January 10, would be delayed immediately.

The decision was prompted by the evacuation of nearly 4,000 flood victims to 79 relief centres established across the state.

"The examinations will be rescheduled to another date, by the state Religious Department's Islamic Education Division, soon.

"We decided to postpone the examination, taking into consideration the students' safety and well-being, including the inconveniences faced by their parents and guardians.

"These examinations involved primary school students, aged between seven and 12-years-old. It is not conducive for them to brave the floods to make their way to these examination halls." he said.

Mohd Fared also acknowledged the disruptions in operations at various religious schools due to flooding.

Some schools were inundated, while others were repurposed as relief centres to provide aid and shelter for those affected by the floods.

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