RM100k each for Chinese schools in Meradong

Ding (second left) presents the assistance to a representative of SMK Tong Hua.

KUCHING: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tong Hua and SMK Kai Chung in Meradong district have received RM100,000 each for their education development.

The funds from the state government, through its Sarawak Chinese School special unit, were presented by Meradong assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing on Tuesday.

“Chinese secondary schools are important to enrich students with knowledge, especially in the field of science and technology.

“This is as well as a preparation for the Sarawak government to face international economic globalisation around the world in the future,” he said during the ceremony.

Ding said through Chinese schools, students of other races can foster understanding, thus improving their knowledge.

He said the special unit, under Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, is tasked to coordinate and supervise financial assistance from the state government to be channelled to Chinese schools.

“The allocation needs to be managed properly so that financial assistance could be given to Chinese schools every year,” he said.

The assemblyman added that the allocation also proves that the Sarawak government has always prioritised education for its people.

“This is through the provision of the best facilities and education system for the people of Sarawak regardless of race and religion,” he said.