Ahmad Malie

KUCHING: Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) hopes to see both the federal and state government work together in accelerating efforts to rebuild and repair dilapidated schools in the state.

Its president Ahmad Malie described the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as one that had a strong understanding in putting focus towards education issues in Sarawak, especially in terms of facilities.

“This is clearly shown in the recent Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package by the federal government in which the prime minister announced an allocation of RM350 million for the repairs of dilapidated schools in Sabah and Sarawak.

“KGBS hopes that the cooperation between both governments will continue to boost nation development, especially involving education infrastructure in the state.

“We also hope that the related projects can be immediately realised so that the educational staff can enjoy the conducive school facilities like others,” he said in a statement yesterday.

At the same time, Ahmad urged the federal government to immediately provide allocation to improve the quality of Internet access as well as basic amenities such as grid electricity as well as treated water facilities.

“This is because there are some schools that are unable to enjoy such facilities in the state. We are confident    the facilities will be able to enliven the educational atmosphere comprehensively and inclusively and lead to better education performance in Sarawak,” he added.