Tiong (third right) at the launch of 'Jom Ke Sekolah’ at SJK Thai Kwang.

SIBU: Discipline in schools isn’t primarily the responsibility of the school authorities.

SJK Thai Kwang school board management chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said parents in particular and society, together with the Education Ministry, should all put up a concerted effort to instil discipline in schools.

Tiong, therefore, congratulated the Education Ministry and Royal Malaysia Police for their collaborative programme called ‘Jom Ke Sekolah’, calling it timely as it upholds students’ discipline and prevents them from committing wrongdoings — be it in school or outside.

“I hope the programme will help increase the percentage of students’ attendance in school, reduce disciplinary issues and improve their achievements and excellence in both academic and curricular activities.

“Through this programme, I hope it will create good rapport between students and licensed officers and also prevent students from being involved in criminal activities,” said Tiong, who is also Dudong assemblyman.

He said this in his speech during the district-level launching of the programme at SJK Thai Kwang here yesterday.

In this competitive and globalised world which is impacted by rapid development in science, technology and information, he said it is paramount for the country to produce human capital that is disciplined apart from being scientific, knowledgeable and competent for the progress of the nation.

Tiong (third right) at the launch of ‘Jom Ke Sekolah’ at SJK Thai Kwang.