Sarawak Patriots Association backs call to recognise UEC

Brenda Yong

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KUCHING, June 26: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) backs Chung Hua Middle School (CHMS) No. 1 principal Yap Chong Guan’s call for speedy recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), as promised by the federal government.

SPA Women chief Brenda Yong, in commending Yap for his bold statement, wondered why the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government needed to go through all the fuss in order to recognise a quality certificate that will benefit the nation.

“The Ministry of Education said they need five years to study the basis, standard and qualification of UEC syllabus in order to give it recognition,” she shared in a press statement today.

“It is so sad that the federal government has cast doubt on the quality of the UEC certification, which has a highly structured examination, to the extent that they need five years to scrutinise it.”

Instead of using UEC as a political tool, the federal government should instead encourage and ensure that all school systems in Malaysia offer the best education possible with equal funding for their development said Yong.

“As a UEC holder myself, I feel it is high time to follow through with what SPA has been fighting for in pushing for the recognition of UEC.

“As such, kudos to our late chief minister, Pehin Sri Adenan Satem, for his courage and having the wisdom to recognise UEC in Sarawak as well as providing funding generously to support the development of independent Chinese schools throughout the state,” she remarked.

SPA also applauded the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for relentlessly continuing the good works of Tok Nan.

“Not only did the state government continue to recognise UEC but they have also upped the ante on funding for independent Chinese schools in Sarawak from RM5 million to RM8 million in four years time,” she pointed out.

SPA is proud of the performance of the GPS government, which has consistently delivered their promises, she said. — DayakDaily