21,316 students dropped out of schools amid Covid-19 pandemic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — A total of 21,316 students dropped out of schools this year between March 2020 and July 2021, the Education Ministry has said.

In a written parliamentary reply, the Education Ministry stated the students left the education system before completing their studies.

“Based on data for March to December 2020, students who stopped schooling are 11,301 or 0.24 per cent of students.

“For the period of January to July 2021, a total of 10,015 students or 0.21 per cent had stopped schooling. 

“The total number of students who stopped schooling for the period from March 2020 to July 2021 is 21,316 or 0.22 per cent,” the ministry said in response to Noor Amin who had in the Dewan Rakyat asked about the number of students who had stopped schooling from March 2020 until now.


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