Saturday August 11, 2012
Raya school break to start on Aug 16
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has agreed to set Aug 16 and 17 as replacement school holidays in conjunction with Hari Raya which is expected to fall on Aug 19.
“All parties will therefore have sufficient time to plan their trip home and avoid traffic congestion,” a statement from the Education Ministry said.
It also said the ministry would allow schools to apply for the replacement holidays through their respective registrar.
For coordination purposes, the ministry had proposed that schools choose Sept 8 and 22, both of which fall on Saturday, to replace their classes.
“But the classes must be the normal full session,” it said. - Bernama