CLASSES will resume as normal for students of Penang Sangam High School today despite an early morning fire that completely destroyed eight classrooms last Friday.
The 754 students attending the secondary school have been advised by the Ministry of Education that classes will begin as scheduled for the start of the Third Term.
Education permanent secretary Doctor Brij Lal said the ministry had supplied 150 desks and 150 chairs to the school as an immediate response.
"I visited the school on Friday and immediately instructed for the partitioning of the school hall to accommodate those students without classrooms," the permanent secretary said.
Dr Lal said the total cost of damage caused by the blaze was not yet determined.
"The school was insured, so we are just waiting for the insurance report to be given to us before we can determine the total cost."
Classrooms usually used by Form Four students, three offices and storage rooms were damaged in the fire.
The National Fire Authority has completed its investigation and has forwarded the results to police.