Seven schools in Tamin to be upgraded

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THERE are seven dilapidated schools in Tamin constituency will be upgraded under the special allocation of RM1 billion Advance Payment.

Deputy Minister for Education, Innovation, and Talent Development I Dr Annuar Rapaee said out of the seven school projects, five have began various repair and construction works.

He said Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Siong costing RM2.55 million with 7.3 percent progress; SK Sungai Sepiring/Sungai Tepus costing RM11.16 million with 89 percent progress; SK Dijih costing RM7.3 million with two percent progress.

Meanwhile, SK Batu 36 costing RM7 million with 12.38 percent progress and SK Penghulu Imban costing RM7 million with 7.74 percent progress.

“SK Sungai Bawang and SK Siong Tengah will be upgraded under the special allocation as well. However, it is still at the planning stage at the moment,” he said.

“The total approved allocation is at least RM35.01 million for the five schools while the cost for the remaining two schools is not known yet,” he added.

As for SMK Selangau, he said, it will be undertaken by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

He said this when replying to Christopher Gira (GPS-Tamin) on the question of number of upgrading projects and progress for dilapidated schools in his constituency during the question-and-answer session today.

When asked on the scope of work for SMK Selangau, Dr Annuar who is also the Nangka assemblyman disclosed that it will include an academic block with 18 classrooms, a new hostel to accommodate about 400 students and 20 units of teacher quarters.

“Besides that, there would be other facilities as well such as the school hall. This is still in the planning stage and it is under the MOE,” he said.

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