Service centre to look into Lawas education


LAWAS: Various measures will be undertaken to advance the development of education in the district.

It will be spearheaded by the Bukit Sari Assemblyman’s Service Centre.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said educational institutions in the district would be upgraded.

“We know that many schools, teachers’ quarters and dormitories are in need of attention,” he said.

“We will give allocations from the Rural Development Agency to restore schools, construct teachers’ quarters and school halls.

“We cannot leave our education infrastructure in a poor state,” he said.

Awang Tengah who is also Bukit Sari assemblyman was speaking at the Lawas district school bag donation ceremony, Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant presentation and laptop presentation to students of higher learning institutions (IPT) at Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas on Monday (Jan 17).

Assistance will also be given to help students with their fares and also providing them laptop computers for their education, he said.

Awang Tengah explained that educational development would continue to be a priority for the state government to ensure Lawas district is not left behind.

Towards this end he said the state government had provided allocations to build the Lawas District Education Office as well as to upgrade internet services here.

“The internet line can be improved for communication and learning needs of youngsters.

“Several communication towers will also be put up in the Lawas area besides expanding fibre optic coverage,” he added.

Also present were Federal Deputy Transport Minister and Lawas Member of Parliament Datuk Henry Sum Agong, Limbang Division Resident Ahmad Denny Ahmad Fauzi, Lawas Assistant District Officer Joseph Ganang Surang, Lawas District Education Office representative Moksen Anuar and department heads.

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