Roland Sagah: Take immediate steps to ensure school safety

Roland Sagah Wee Inn

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KUCHING, Jan 22: Schools in Sarawak have been urged to take the necessary actions to improve security and safety measures to prevent accidents and protect the health and safety of all, especially students.

Minister for Education, Innovation and Talent Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn emphasised this following an incident at SK Long Bemang in Miri yesterday (Jan 21) where a nine-year-old girl student was rushed to hospital after falling 10 feet to the ground when a section of the school’s first-floor corridor suddenly broke and collapsed.

It was reported that the girl did not suffer any life-threatening injuries and had been discharged from the hospital.

“The Ministry has taken appropriate actions to ensure such incidents will not repeat.

“I want all the schools in Sarawak to take necessary steps in ensuring the safety of the students, teachers, support staff and visitors,” he told Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today.

Meanwhile, Roland Sagah also informed that the upgrading of SK Long Bemang has been approved under the RM1 billion dilapidated schools project in which the cost of construction is estimated at RM6 million.

The project had been tendered last year but it was unsuccessful.

“It will be re-tendered in February this year,” he added. — DayakDaily