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KUCHING, May 14: There is a need for more funds to be channeled to the implementation and development of education, especially infrastructure facilities in Limbang and Lawas districts.
According to a news report from the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Deputy Minister for Agriculture of Modernisation and Regional Development I Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail said he was made to understand that the allocation is still insufficient because a lot of dilapidated schools still need the allocation for its maintenance and upgrades.
Dr Abdul Rahman said this when attending to the SK Batu Empat Parents-Teacher Association (PIBG) ‘Majlis Ramah Tamah Aidilfitri’ held at Kampung Sayung Hall on Wednesday (May 11).
The Sarawak government has allocated RM600 million under the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) for education.
Meanwhile, Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Bukit Kota assemblyman, expressed his gratitude to the Sarawak government for upgrading the schools in the district, which will be implemented in stages.
Currently, he added, the Sarawak government is also upgrading the old Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Limbang building into a Form 6 Center in the Limbang Division.
During the ceremony Dr. Abdul Rahman also announced an allocation of RM28,000 to SK Batu Empat PTA for the purchase of eight units of smart televisions. — DayakDaily