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Kujang Mawang in Tebedu to be first centralised school
Posted on : 05 Aug 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Kujang Mawang in Tebedu to be first centralised school POSTED ON AUGUST 5, 2019, MONDAY AT 12:01 AM

Manyin hits the gong to officiate at the dinner.

TEBEDU: Kujang Mawang in Tebedu district will be the first in Sarawak to have a centralised school, said Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin Jawong.

This will involve expanding the capacity of the primary school SK Kujang Mawang with its pupil population merged with those of nearby SK Tesu, SK Gahat Mawang, SK Kujang Sain and SK Daha.

The minister disclosed that the other four schools, which have low enrolment, will be closed down following the consensus from parents.

“This centralised school at Kujang Mawang will have modern equipment and boarding facilities and the cost is estimated at RM30 million. This school once completed will be a model for the rest of Sarawak,” he said at the SMK Tebedu Parent-Teacher Association fundraising dinner at Dewan Masyarakat Tebedu recently.

Manyin believes centralised school which offers conducive learning environment will help to boost the academic performance of rural children.

He also pointed out that centralised schools will have the benefit of having specialised teachers posted there which would aid rural children in performing better in difficult subjects.

“One of the factors why Sarawak is among the worst performing states in public examinations is because of the conditions of our schools. Many of our schools are dilapidated, including 415 which are totally dilapidated. There are also many schools with low enrolment of students.

“Studying in an environment not conducive for learning will make the students feel demoralised. Many schools also lack teachers specialising in mathematics, science and English,” he revealed.

He disclosed that the construction of this centralised school will utilise funds to be released by the federal government for school repairs in Sarawak.

“The Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has told me that his ministry is now waiting for the funds to be released to Sarawak,” Manyin added.

Meanwhile, the minister called on parents and teachers to have good relationship instead of going to social media to blame and criticise each other.

He highlighted the current trend of people choosing to air problems and issues on social media platforms instead of solving the problems through proper meetings.

“Bring up any problems and issues by meeting each other and solve them in a professional manner. This is being practiced in developed countries such as Korea, Singapore, Finland and Japan,” he advised.

Also present at the dinner were a political secretary to the chief minister Dr Simon Sinang Bada, Tebedu district officer Raymond Achen, acting Serian education officer Richard Banter, Serian District Council secretary Constantine Jonas, SMK Tebedu principal Jumali Sunang and the school PTA chairman Laurence Maya.

Credit to : The Borneo Post