Lau (third right) hands over a long service award to an association committee member.

SIBU: Private Chinese secondary schools in the state still need help and support from the community.

Stating this, Sarawak United Association of Private Chinese Secondary School Management Board chairman Temenggong Datuk Vincent Lau said this is to enable the schools to run more efficiently.

“Large expenses are needed to run schools and we have been struggling as we are also helping students from low income groups,” he said at the 40th anniversary cum installation dinner of new executive committee members of the United Private Secondary Old Student Association Third Division here on Saturday night.

Dudong assemblyman Datuk Tiong Thai King and Lanang MP Alice Lau were also present.

Lau praised the old students association which aims to strengthen and help to develop the schools.

“Various fundraisings have been organised to help develop the schools and the source of income from school fees and contributions from the school board of management, public, alumni and parents of the students help cover expenses for running the schools,” she said.