SJK Chung Hua Bako new school opening on Sept 15

Abang Johari (fourth right) in a photo with Chai (third right) and Dr Sim (fourth left) during a courtesy call from the Federation of Aided Chinese Primary School Boards of Kuching Samarahan Serian Divisions.

KUCHING, Sept 8: SJK Chung Hua Bako, which was rebuilt after being relocated to Taman Berlian in Kota Samarahan, is ready for opening on Sept 15.

Federation of Aided Chinese Primary School Boards of Kuching Samarahan Serian Divisions president Jonathan Chai made the announcement to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during a courtesy call to the Chief Minister Office (CMO) in Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.

The school opening event organising chairman cum Federation deputy president Rodger Chan expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for consenting to be the guest-of-honour to officiate the opening ceremony of the school.

During the courtesy call, the federation also discussed with Abang Johari on various issues affecting Chinese primary schools including funding, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), resources, computer class and smart classroom.

Chai was pleased with the positive responses and support from the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, the first phase of the construction for SJK Chung Hua Bako at its new site commenced on Nov 2.

The Federation had raised slightly over RM3 million in March 2019 while the state government under the leadership of Abang Johari had allocated a matching grant of RM3 million to materialise the relocation and rebuilding of the school.

The new school has 18 classrooms and one multipurpose hall, among others.

With the completion of the school, Chai was hopeful that children from the diverse communities in Sarawak would have an opportunity to study there.

Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian as well as Federation vice president Pemanca Chai Khiun Khian and other committee members were present.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Customs director Dato Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha also led an entourage of senior officials from the State Customs Department to pay a courtesy call on Abang Johari today.

The visit was in conjunction with Sharifah Halimah’s retirement on Sept 14 after having served for three years and two months.—DayakDaily

Abang Johari (centre) in a photo with Sharifah (third left) who will be retiring on Sept 14 and senior officers from the State Customs Department.