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Committee to look after Chinese schools, Abang Jo

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced that a committee is being formed to look into the interests and financial needs of Chinese schools in Sarawak to be headed by Minister of Local Government and Housing, Dato’ Sri Dr. Sim Kui Hian.

He said it is similar to the Unit for Other Religion (Unifor) where a special state budget will be allocated to them.

Abang Johari said this at the Chap Goh Meng dinner at the Chung Hua school No 4 that the State government wants to provide quality education to Sarawakians and thus he has been increasing the grant for Chinese vernacular schools in the state by RM1 million this year to RM9 millions which will equipped them them with the latest knowledge and technologies to embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0.

He noted  that there has been an  increasing number of Bumiputera students enrolling inChinese vernacular schools saying it augured  well for the future of Sarawak. For Science and Mathematics, the two subjects will be taught in English in primary schools.

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