MIRI: The Sri Mawar private schools here will be relocated to a new complex at the Naim’s SouthLake Permyjaya mixed township within the next two years.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg was present to unveil the site for the proposed new school complex at the Naim Clubhouse, Naim SouthLake Permyjaya here on Wednesday (Nov 24).
The proposed new complex is planned as a purpose-built building facility designed based on an integrated school concept.
Upon completion, the new complex will house Sri Mawar’s branch kindergarten and primary school and the proposed secondary school, complemented by a host of learning and recreational facilities and services on a 23-acre land.
Founder of Sri Mawar Schools Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi said the school has come a long way since its establishment in 1983 and the proposed relocation was part of the schools’ expansion plans.
“We have seen a steady increase in our student population over the years. Our current premises, especially the primary school, has reached maximum capacity. Therefore, it is timely to put this plan to work,” he said.
He said with bigger and better facilities complemented by Sri Mawar’s experienced teaching faculty, the schools are expected to provide students with an unforgettable learning experience, paving their way in becoming responsible and resourceful global citizens.
“At the same time, the school is looking at how best it can bring in needy students especially those from rural areas to learn and have exposure.
“For this new school, we are also going to build dormitories for rural students which are going to be sponsored by us so that the students are able to experience a new learning system,” he pointed out.
Hamed, who is also the Naim Group of Companies chairman has announced that Naim’s
Foundation has pledged RM1 million for the scholarship fund for underprivileged students
irrespective of race and based on merits to study at the various schools, including the Sri Mawar
private schools here.
Also present were Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin, and Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting.