SIBU: A sum of RM46,000 has been approved by the Nangka Service Centre to enhance home-based teaching and learning in the constituency.
Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee said previously, the programme in the area was ineffective causing some students to be left behind.
“On Saturday I held a meeting using the Zoom application with headmasters from 10 primary schools in the Nangka constituency.
“During the meeting I received many comments and problems from the headmasters,” he said today (Feb 14).
At the meeting, the Local Government and Housing Assistant Minister also explained that the headmasters had agreed to provide hard copies of training materials and send them to students at their homes.
“The headmasters requested for funds from the service centre for that purpose according to the number of students in their schools.
“Therefore, we agreed to approve RM46,000 to enhance the programme,” said the Nangka assemblyman.
Commenting further on the meeting, Dr Annuar said the headmasters will also suggest long-term measures for students who missed out on lessons due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The headmasters will submit the proposal within the next week,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the headmasters at the meeting also requested that educators be given priority in the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
“I will bring this proposal to the attention of the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC),” added Dr Annuar.