MoE to Cancel Outdoor School Activities if API Rate Exceeds 100
by: The Beat Asia
April 29, 2023
The Ministry of Education (MoE) advised all state education departments (JPN), district education offices (PPD), and learning institutions to take preventive measures and suspend all outdoor activities due to extreme heat and hazy weather conditions, government news portal Bernama reported yesterday.
In the event that the Air Pollution Index (API) readings reach more than 100, all school activities that expose students to hot weather conditions must be ceased immediately, the education department ordered.
In addition, the ministry mandates all learning institutions (including their dormitories) to provide a sufficient supply of drinking water. Moreover, institutions must monitor the haze situation closely and implement the precautions outlined by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change.
In case of any heat-related illnesses, learning institutions should be “vigilant and cooperate with nearby clinics and hospitals,” the release read.
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