The education ministry has noted that some 21.316 students quit school during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This adds up to .22% of the total number of students in the schooling system according to an article by TheStar.  This number is due to dropouts, which means the students were already enroled in the educational system but exited before completing their schooling.

This is what Noor Amin had to say about this:

“Based on data for March to December last year, 11,301 or 0.24% of students stopped schooling.

“For the period January to July this year, a total of 10,015 students or 0.21% of students were recorded as having stopped schooling.

“The total number of students who stopped schooling for the period from March last year to July this year is 21,316 or 0.22% of students,” the ministry said in the reply to Noor Amin Ahmad (PH-Kangar).

Why Did Students Quit School?

There could be a variety of reasons for students who quit school, but with 5,038,318 students in all of Malaysia, the study found that many of the dropouts had become demotivated and had lost interest in continuing school, while others had families who had difficulties paying tuition fees.  Others had a difficult time with transportation or in giving pocket money.  Many of these households had no computers, laptops, or smartphones to provide their children with.

Malaysia went into its first movement control order on March 18th, 2020 and through various phases of restrictions this included school closures on online schooling.  It seems that class and school culture has had a deep impact on the engagement of Malaysian students in their education.

In summary, it’s been a difficult past couple of years, but we will prevail!  LHS out of Petaling Jaya is doing everything in its’ power to keep their students healthy and engaged.  For more information, look at some of our new COVID-19 Updated Safety Requirements.

About Little Human Scholars Preschool, Playschool, Kindie and Daycare in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app that provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!