Northern Region News
January 02, 2018 12:47 PM
10,192 Year One, Form One, Preschool Students Start School In Perlis
KUALA PERLIS, Jan 2 (Bernama) -- A total of 10,192 Year One, Form One and preschool students started the school session for 2018 throughout Perlis, today.
State Education Department director, Izmi Ismail said of the total, 3,699 were Form One students, 3,882 Year One students and 2,611 were preschool students.
"The school session started off smoothly at 74 primary schools and 30 secondary schools across the state," Izmi told reporters after a visit to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kuala Perlis, here, today.
He hoped everyone, especially parents and guardians, would play their role in ensuring that their children kept up with their school attendance to achieve the national average attendance rate of 95 per cent.
He said in 2017, the overall student attendance in Perlis schools was only 90 per cent.