Education Ministry must gather data on students affected by period poverty, says Hannah Yeoh

Published on 28 Nov 2019 3:43:42 PM

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh says the Education Ministry must gather data on "period poverty" affecting the attendance of female students if help is to be given to them.

Responding to a question during a press conference in Parliament on Thursday, Yeoh said her ministry does not have the numbers of school girls skipping classes due to their inability to afford sanitary pads and with the proper data, the ministry would be able to provide help to the affected students.