‘PTAs must play continuous role in education devt’

Jugah (in black shirt) joining others in a cake-cutting ceremony during the event.

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KUCHING, May 2: Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) are urged to play a continuous role in improving the education development in the state.

Lubok Antu Member of Parliament (MP) Jugah Muyang pointed out that the role of parents, teachers and the local community should continue to be strengthened and enhanced as this collaborative relationship will enable mutual understanding and smart partnerships for the common good of all.

“To realise our vision and expectations for education, a mechanism that can be implemented is to strengthen the ties of school and parents through PTAs,” he told attendees at the PTA event at SK Nanga Enteban in Engkilili today.

“Parents should always be committed in prioritising education for their children because knowledge is an asset that will improve the lives of our children,” he added.

Jugah also gave assurance that rural schools will continue to be assisted in various forms including education facilities to enable rural students to meet current needs.

“My ambition is to see students from Lubok Antu excel not only in school but also at the state or national level as a whole. If we are able to produce excellent students who can contribute to the development of their hometown, this will be very beneficial in the long run,” he said.

At the event, Jugah announced a RM40,000 grant to facilitate PTA activities at the school.

He also announced an allocation of RM50,000 for eight longbouses near SK Nanga Enteban.

Also present were Lubok Antu District assistant education officer Jim Andrew Janggi, Bomba officer Gemong Batu as well as teachers, parents and longhouse chieftains. — DayakDaily