Penang govt to discuss convent schools’ closure with land owner

Chief Minister Sdr Chow Kon Yeow said the Penang government has set July 19 to meet up with the Lady Superior of the Society of Saint Maur from the Sisters of The Infant Jesus Malaysia to further discuss the matter concerning the closure of three convent schools.

An English daily reported that three convent schools – SK Convent Light Street, SMK Convent Light Street and SMK Convent Pulau Tikus would be closed by 2024 and the land returned to the land owner, Sisters of The Infant Jesus Malaysia.

Sdr Chow said the state did not know if there would be any application for development.

He added that it would be subjected to development control, concerning the heritage building and the World Heritage Site.

He also said the state would appeal to the Education Ministry to consider relocating the schools within the Penang island or state if they are needed.

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槟州首席部长曹观友同志指出,莱特街修道院中小学以及浮罗池滑修道院学校的地主将在7月19日与他会面,以向州政府汇报有关地主取回校地事宜。

依据英文媒体《星报》今日的封面新闻报导指,教育部已批准地主取回上述三所学校,而有关受影响的学校将在2024年关闭。这三所学校皆为古迹建筑。

曹首长指出,州政府并不知道有关校地是否作为发展用途,惟他指出,基于有关学校属古迹建筑,同时也位于古迹区,因此即便是发展,是需要依据发展指南和条例来进行。

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