Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong

KUCHING: Yayasan Sarawak International Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Antarabangsa Yayasan Sarawak), the first state-owned international school, will be located at Mile 12, Jalan Kuching-Serian.

Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said it is expected to be operational by 2023.

According to him, the relevant authorities will identify bright students, especially those from with the B40 economic group and those from the rural areas to fill the school.

“In the school, the students will be able to realise their full potential by getting access to international standard education,” he said in a media statement.

The school will also use the Cambridge syllabus targeted at achieving the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The first intake will consist of 100 Form One students.

There will be dormitories, science laboratories, sports and games facilities, and various support facilities.

Apart from Yayasan Sarawak International Secondary School, the state is also planning four more international schools to be located in Sibu, Miri, and Bintulu. The one for Kuching has yet to be confirmed.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg is expected to officiate at the ground-breaking ceremony for the first school this on Sept 22.