Sikie: Education remains one of state govt's priorities
By:Nurul Shima Shahminon
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BINTULU: Education development is one of the priorities of the Sarawak government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), stresses Minister in the Premier’s Department, Datuk John Sikie Tayai.

“Education is one way for society to change and boost its socioeconomic wellbeing.

“We must ensure that our children get a good education, and that is not the sole responsibility of teachers,” he said at SK Rumah Tayai’s annual sports day on yesterday (Nov 13).

Sikie explained that the state government wanted to produce quality human capital to develop Sarawak and achieve developed status by 2030.

To do so, he said the state government created a fund to help children and give them free education up to tertiary level.

Touching on the sports day, Sikie said it was a platform to foster closer ties between parents, school staff, including teachers, and students.

“This school was established in 1959. It is our school and it is our responsibility to develop this school.”

SK Rumah Tayai headmaster Assun Gani said this year’s sports day was special because it had not been held for the past four years. He was also happy with the support from parents and school staff.

Also present were Tatau-Sebauh District education officer Fred Entau and SK Rumah Tayai Parent-Teacher Association chairman Oyau Kannyen.

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