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KUCHING, Oct 28: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Serian branch chief Brolin Nicholsion is calling on the Sarawak government to disclose how many dilapidated schools in Sarawak have been repaired since 2019.
Brolin asked this in reply to Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin, who recently during his official trip to Sarawak had said that the Federal government will prioritise the repair of dilapidated schools in Sarawak especially those in dire condition.
According to him, in July 2019, the State minister of Education had said that the repairs will begin in August 2019 with at least five schools to be repaired at that time.
“But why is it that there are no reports on the five schools that have been repaired so far and the work progress for the entire Sarawak?
“Why has there not been an adequate answer from the State government to ensure that they will be seriously looking into this matter?” he asked.
Brolin noted that the same question has been asked by DAP Sarawak Chief Chong Chieng Jen in Parliament to the Federal Education ministry on the progress of schools that have been upgraded and restored from 2019 to 2021, but did not receive a satisfactory answer from the Deputy Minister of Education.
With an approximate cost of around RM8 million per school, some questions must be answered by the State government on when all these schools (upgrading and repairs works) are going to finish with the amount of money given, he added.
“The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government should not be silent on this, and since Perikatan Nasional (PN) became the government, GPS no longer prioritised repairing dilapidated schools in Sarawak,” he said. — DayakDaily