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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