Sarawak’s second international school at 50.67 pct progress, to be completed by Q3 next year

Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Nov 29: The construction progress of Yayasan Sarawak International Secondary School (YSISS) Kuching located at Mile 12, Kuching-Serian Road is at 50.67 per cent, with a targeted completion date during the third quarter of next year.

Minister for Education, Innovation and Talent Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn said the school is the second international school being built in Sarawak, with three more to follow suit.

“I am glad to report that the first YSISS located at Petra Jaya officially began operation on April 4, 2022.

“Our initial intake exercise attracted 1,261 applicants out of which, 761 sat for the entrance examination. Due to capacity constraints, the campus can only accept 115 students from throughout Sarawak for the first cohort.

“Once fully developed, the campus will have a capacity of 500 students from Year 7 to Year 11 which is equivalent to Form 1 to Form 5. Congratulations and best wishes to all the first cohort students,” he said when presenting his ministerial winding up speech at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting today.

On the remaining three international schools, Sagah said the construction of YSISS Sibu is targeted to commence in the first quarter of next year with the target completion date in July 2024.

Meanwhile, both YSISS Bintulu and Miri are currently at the planning stage.

At a press conference after his speech, he mentioned that the location for Bintulu and Miri schools are still being identified. — DayakDaily