Member of Parliament of Samarahan Rubiah Wang

By Clement Erik Wong & Sarah Hafizah Chandra

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Rapid development in areas here has prompted the need for more educational institutions.

Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said at least two primary schools needed to be built in order to meet the demands of the ever-increasing population.

“I have discussed the matter with the district education office and the Ministry of Education (MOE).”

Rubiah was speaking to the press after visiting SK Merdang here on Monday (Sept 7).

One of the two schools, according to her, was SK Pengkalan Kuap, currently under construction.

The proposal for the second school has also been put forward but the location has yet to be identified.

“SK Pengkalan Kuap serves to alleviate the overcrowding at SK Jalan Muara Tuang.

“…but upon seeing the recent development in terms of student intake, we feel the need to build one more school besides SK Pengkalan Kuap to accommodate students in this area.

“Many small schools in the area are dilapidated and unable to cope (with the number of students) and we have been facing this since 2008.”

She assured that discussions and plannings would continue… to accommodate students, particularly those in the areas of Taman Samarindah as well as along Jalan Datuk Mohammad Musa here.