Deputy Premier commends PBB Kakus branch for promoting academic excellence in rural schools

Uggah (front row, second right) presents a mock cheque to the representatives of SK Iban Union.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 18: The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) Kakus branch has been commended for its initiative to instil a culture of academic excellence in students from six rural schools in the Kakus area.

According to a press release, the branch has adopted six schools to implement its programmes with the support of the respective parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and teachers.


Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas described it as a most noble undertaking when officiating at the PBB Kakus branch’s pre-Gawai Dayak dinner celebration in Bintulu last night (May 17).

“Through this adoption programme, the branch is collaborating with the schools concerned in organising, especially, tuition classes and motivation talks.

“It is also forging a close alliance with the PTAs in getting parents to be more involved with their children’s education,” Uggah was quoted as saying in the press release.

Meanwhile, Uggah stated that there were now many role models for students to look up to.

“We have many successful people from rural areas, including lawyers, engineers, educators, and business owners.

“This is all due to the educational process, in which these individuals were sufficiently motivated to take up their studies seriously and then managed to go for tertiary education,” he added.

In terms of politics, the minister praised the Kakus branch for its active and committed role in ensuring the success of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) candidate from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) in the last parliamentary election.

He stated that the branch and its 16 sub-branches had worked extremely hard in the true GPS spirit of ‘Segulai Sejalai’.

“We will continue to support Edwin (Banta) and Tamin state assemblyman Christopher Gira,” he remarked.

At the event, Uggah presented grants of RM5,000 each to the six schools adopted by the branch to fund their activities.

He also pledged a grant of RM30,000 to the Gawai Dayak organising committee, while Bukit Goram assemblyman Datuk Jefferson Jamit, who was also present, pledged a sum of RM20,000.

Also present were Selangau MP Edwin Banta and Katibas assemblyman Lidam Assan. — DayakDaily