LUBOK ANTU, May 18: Malaysia should strive to have an excellent and holistic education system so that the people, irrespective of their status in life, do not have to go around looking for the best schools for their children.
Lubok Antu MP Jugah Muyang said this should be the strategy to create “inclusive development” in the whole country.
“With widening income distribution these days, only those who have the means can afford to give their children the best education money can buy,” he said when officiating at the Teacher’ Days celebration at SK Engkilili No 2 yesterday.
As for those from the lower-income group, they have no choice but study at any public school nearest to them.
“Thus, there is a need for us to have this type of holistic education system for the sake of our children and the country as a whole,” he emphasised.
Turning to teachers, he said teachers are “very special” people as they guide children to be useful folks.
“The sacrifices endured by teachers, especially those serving in the rural areas, must be lauded as there are many challenges to provide the best education to our children,” he opined.
Jugah also reminded parents to give their children’s education needs due attention to help them lead better lives in future.
“Only education can change the standard of living for these children and their families. We can eradicate poverty through education,” he told those present.
At the gathering, he allocated RM20,000 for the school to upgrade their facilities for students’ activities.
Lubok Antu education officer Jim Andrew Janggi and Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) officer Gemong Batu were among those present. — DayakDaily