KUCHING, November 25: The Ministry of Education has formally approved the relocation of SJKC Kai Nang from Sibu to Kuching upon the application of the existing Board of Management of the SJKC Kai Nang.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen said he had received the approval letter from Deputy Minister of Education Teo Nie Ching approving the moving of the school from its present address in Sibu to Kuching.
“At its current site in Sibu, SJKC Kai Nang is facing huge problem in its recruitment of students because there are two Chinese primary schools nearby,” he said in a press statement today.
Chong who is also Stampin MP noted that in 2017, a developer in Kuching proposed to donate a piece of land of approximate 10 acres from his development project in the vicinity of Riveria, Kota Samarahan to be used for the relocation of SJKC Kai Nang from Sibu to Kuching.
He said on April, 2019, the Board of Management of SJKC approached him requesting his help to follow up with the Ministry of Education on the matter.
“Within half a year, the application for relocation was approved,” he added.
Chong revealed that the Ministry of Education has also in principle approved an initial allocation of RM2 million for the building of the new school.
“The sum is now pending disbursement by the Ministry of Finance,” he said. — DayakDaily