FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

BORNEO HOUSING AGENCY: Terrace House in Bengkurong (B$190K, Property Chinese Owned) • Industrial Warehouse in Menglait, Gadong for Rent • Shop house in Gadong (Ground Floor) for Rent • Industrial Shops in Bunut for Sale • Land in Jerudong for Sale • Shop house in Kiulap for Sale (44 years lease, approx 5,000.00 per month rental) • Chempaka Terrace House for Rent (3 bedrooms, B$700.00 per month) • Shop house in Kiarong for Sale (B$380.00) • TEL: +6738732975, +6738839007           >>           Fully furnished office space for rent at Regus Brunei. Call +673-886-2879 or go to www.regus.com.bn           >>           Private Company Urgently Need Houses & Flats for Rent in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kindly Contact the ff. nos. for further information: 242-7623/+673 883-9007           >>           Chelsea Determined To Keep Hazard, Courtois From Leaving For Real Madrid           >>           Tite's Brazil Pass Another Test With Superb Comeback Win Over Uruguay           >>           De Gea, Ibra And Pogba Man United's Key Men, Rooney Decline Complete           >>           Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny Are Arsenal's Most Important Players           >>           Shanghai Shenhua's Qin Sheng Given Six-Month Ban For Axel Witsel Stamp           >>           Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Space Station To Dock With Commercial Spaceships           >>           MoHa to Commence LPA           >>           Google Kills Talk So Hangouts May Live           >>           Instagram Adds Two-Factor Authentication, Security Features           >>           WikiLeaks: CIA tools could infiltrate MacBooks, iPhones           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


Maritah ke LLRC, 22 - 26 March
March 22nd, 2017 | 10:00 AM


Ramshackle
March 25th, 2017 | 19:30 PM


Axelle Red Acoustic Performance
March 26th, 2017 | 20:30 PM


SCA Nike FZ Basketball Camp
March 27th, 2017 | 00:00 AM


SCA Nike Football Camp
March 28th, 2017 | 00:00 AM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:55AM

Subuh

: 05:05AM

Syuruk

: 06:22AM

Doha

: 06:45AM

Zohor

: 12:27PM

Asar

: 03:32PM

Maghrib

: 06:30PM

Isyak

: 07:39PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Sarawak


  Home > Sarawak


Thanks For RM50 Mln For Chinese Schools


The meeting which was attended by Ting and representatives of all authorities was to brief the shop owners on follow-up procedures.

 


 January 9th, 2017  |  07:56 AM  |   1074 views

KUCHING

 

United People’s Party (UPP) welcomes the statement by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong that the Ministry of Education will receive the RM50-million allocation for Chinese-medium primary schools by Jan 19.

 

However, UPP also pressed that the allocation promised to mission schools should be delivered as well.

 

“It is certainly a piece of good news to the Chinese primary schools in the beginning of a new school year, though the funds have come late,” said UPP secretary-general George Lo in a statement.

 

“However, UPP is urging the federal government to fulfil the promise of the RM50 million for mission schools for 2016 and be distributed in the very near future too.”

 

Lo opined that there are two sectors that must be given priority in a country’s budget.

 

“The first being budget for health and the second is for education. If these two budgets are being cut or delayed, UPP views this as a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately,” he stressed.

 

He pointed out that boards of mission schools are responsible for school buildings and maintenance, as well as upgrading school facilities.

 

“The allocation from the government will go a long way for these schools which depend heavily on contributions of well-wishers for upkeep and the upgrading of their quality,” he said.

 

“Mission schools have the same status as the national schools because both are implementing the national curriculum. They have played significant roles in nation-building and the nurturing of human capital.

 

“The government should acknowledge their contributions for nearly 170 years and should not sideline them,” Lo added.

 

There are 438 Christian mission schools in Malaysia – 130 of them are in Sarawak and Sabah.

 

The Sarawak Council of Christian Mission Schools (SCCMS), when contacted by The Borneo Post, confirmed that the federal government had promised an allocation of RM50 million to be disbursed to all the mission schools in the country last year.

 

However, SCCMS said during their meeting with the Ministry of Education director-general in Putrajaya beginning of last year, they were informed that the RM50-million allocation to mission schools had been slashed to RM16.5 million.

 

“As a result of the slash in the allocation, the mission schools would get very little allocation in 2016. Even then, most schools have not got the allocation. The allocation is normally electronically transferred to the school’s bank account,” SCCMS said.

 

On Friday, Wee told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that the allocation would be made available by Jan 19 at the latest.

 

He said the Education Ministry would then begin disbursing the allocation to the 834 Chinese primary schools nationwide.

 

Wee also urged stakeholders to be patient as the ministry will require about two weeks to finalise paperwork before the schools get the money.

 

Just before Christmas last year, the media raised the concerns that Chinese primary schools had yet to receive the RM50-million allocation from Budget 2016, which was meant for maintenance works.

 

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid responded by explaining that there was a shortage in the allocation for the schools and assured that the matter would be sorted out.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of THE BORNEO POST

by Borneo Post

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


30 Sabah Schools To Be Renovated

 2017-03-25 08:41:08

Aurora Australis: Spectacular Displays For First Southern Lights Charter Flight

 2017-03-25 08:53:14

East Africa's Oil Ambitions Tested By Pipeline Machinations

 2017-03-25 09:48:46