‘Carrot’ for Kakus schools to excel

Sikie (third right) presenting a cheque for RM8,000 to SK Pengkalan Lobang’s Parent-Teacher Association chairman Rami Apat.

MUKAH: Incentives will be given to every school in the Kakus state constituency that achieve a 100 percent pass in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).

Assistant Native Laws and Customs Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai said the incentives were divided into two categories – 100 percent pass results, and students with 5As.

“The incentives are in recognition and appreciation of the efforts of the schools and those who had contributed to the students’ achievements,” he said.

He reminded parents to ensure that their children do their revisions, and not indulge in detrimental activities during the school holidays.

“At the same time, the state government is always seeking to provide employment opportunities for Sarawakian youths, such as the construction of the methanol factory in Bintulu,” he added.

He presented a minor rural project (MRP) cheque for RM8,000 and incentives to SK Pengkalan Lobang, Rh Empenit, Pengkalan Lobang here on Thursday (July 9).

He also presented a MRP cheque for RM10,000 to the Rh Empenit Village Development and Security Committee.

Sikie visited several areas, including Bawan, Sungai Duan and Lubok Bukut to monitor the implementation of Rural Transformation Programme projects.

The projects included a futsal court at Rh Nyaun, road upgrading involving Rh Gajah and Rh Latit, a ‘Langkau Penganti’ (small hut) at Rh Steven Ansi, as well as road construction involving Rh Lumin, Rh Jeffery Irut, Rh Tangkun and Rh Minggu.