KUCHING: Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Salak is set to adapt to a higher and more advanced level of education to produce more outstanding students.
Rural Electricity Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said this could be seen by more former students of the school pursuing their tertiary education.
According to him, the performance of SK Salak students now is much better compared to 10 years ago, especially in terms of adapting to education beyond their schooling years.
“Ten years ago, our concern was the students’ inability to adapt and thrive outside the school.
“When they continued their secondary education, they were unable to cope with the higher level of learning and gradually dropped out of school,” he said at the launch of ‘Projek Mutiara’ in Pulau Salak at Kampung Salak community hall, last Saturday.
‘Projek Mutiara’ is jointly organised by Institut Aminudin Baki Sarawak branch, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), State Department of Education, Intitut Pendidikan Guru Batu Lintang and Sacofa Sdn Bhd.
Dr Abdul Rahman who is also Pantai Damai assemblyman said that the students of SK Salak are in fact on par with students of other schools.
He hoped that SK Salak would emulate SK Ulu Lubai, an exemplary school in Limbang which excels in various educational fields.
“SK Ulu Lubai is able to maintain its excellent performance and we hope that SK Salak can emulate this school and produce outstanding students, too,” he said.