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BETONG, Aug 31: The Bukit Saban state constituency will soon have a education trust board called Lembaga Amanah Pendidikkan Bukit Saban.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also Bukit Saban lawmaker, had pledged a launching grant of RM50,000.
“I fully support this noble proposal. Please form your committee and get the board registered with the state government soonest,” he said when presenting financial aid coupons from the Sarawak Foundation to 150 students from low income families, here.
Uggah also personally sponsored another 139 students who did not meet its official criteria for the aid.
He reminded parents to do their part in the education of their children, instead of leaving everything to the teachers. He also said that rural areas in the state like Spaoh needed more educated people to help it to develop and progress.
“Our beloved state still need more graduates, technocrates and professionals to propel it to become a developed state by 2030. I am glad to note Spaoh has its fair share of state leaders including ministers, elected representatives, many graduates and successful businessmen.
“The very essence of their success is they had simply worked very hard when they were students,” he said.
Uggah advised students to emulate successful individuals and not be easily influenced or distracted by outside influences, especially drug abuse.
Earlier, SMK Spaoh principal Muhamad Rais Abang Busamy proposed the setting up of the education trust board for the benefit of students in Spaoh.
He said among its objectives were to help needy students, such as helping them with courses to prepare for public examination and others. — DayakDaily