Sikie (second left) hands over the MRP cheque to a representative of SK Kuala Muput’s PTA.

TATAU: Parents need not worry about sending their children to school amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said Native Laws and Customs Assistant Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai.

He expressed concern that if parents do not send their children to school, it will cause their children to miss out on their education.

“Education is very important in shaping their future,” he said at a school reopening programme here on Sunday (Sep 6).

However, he also validated the community’s concerns in sending their children to school.

“There is no denying the concern that parents feel about sending their children to school, especially with the situation that we are in now,” he said.

The Kakus assemblyman gave his assurance that the state government is always concerned with the safety of students, teachers, and school staff members.

At the function, Sikie also announced an incentive of RM300 to students who continue their studies at boarding schools and Mara Junior College of Science (MRSM), as well as an incentive of RM500 to schools in the Kakus constituency for learning and teaching.

He also handed over a check for a minor rural project (MRP) of RM3,500 to the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) of SK Kuala Muput.