However, I can't write it here or elsewhere of what it's going to be as I don't want to ruin the surprise.
Nonetheless, being a blogger, it's so "itchy" to keep everything inside.
So, to ease my excitement a bit, I'm putting this ten-day old story as a clue of what I know,
Wednesday April 3, 2013
‘RM415mil for Chinese schools’
By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH
KULAIJAYA: The Federal Government has allocated almost half a billion ringgit to Chinese schools nationwide for the last four years.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said that from 2009, the Barisan Nasional-led Government had handed out more than RM415mil to build new Chinese schools and renovate existing ones in the country.
He pointed out that Johor alone was among the highest recipients of such allocations.
Dr Wee added that under the Economic Stimulus Package, the state received more than RM12.7mil for the schools.
“Last year, Johor also received an additional RM13mil,” he said, adding that this year alone, the Government had allocated RM15mil to Johor.
“The amount is channelled directly to the school boards whereby the governors should send a monthly report to ensure that the money is used appropriately.”
Dr Wee said, under the same package, Tamil schools also received vast allocations.
Dr Wee was responding to certain Opposition leaders who had, in theirceramah, claimed that the Government had neglected vernacular schools in the country.
“This is typical of the Opposition; they make baseless allegations against the Prime Minister and the Government, especially on education, without conducting proper checks,” he said at the groundbreaking ceremony of SJK(C) Pei Cheng in Bandar Putra Kulaijaya here yesterday.
“Even if they do conduct checks, the Opposition would spin the issue just to confuse the rakyat.”
The ceremony was officiated by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who said the school was originally located at Kampung Jawa in Pengerang but had to move out to a new location due to development in the area.
He said that the new location, on a 2ha land, would see three blocks with 48 classrooms in the first phase of the project.
“The relocation is a win-win situation for the schools and the Government as more than 1,000 new students can register once the project is completed in eight months’ time.
“This is quite a difference as previously the school only had about 16 students,” Abdul Ghani said, adding that the amount given to the school was RM3.85mil, with an additional RM1mil from the Education Ministry alone.
I now have no objection of building more SRJK(C) or SMJK(C). The more the better. As long as Bahasa Melayu & English is also their main subject, so be it. I would also suggest Malay and Indian parents or for that matter, all Malaysian to enroll their Children into these schools. An additional language is good for our children's future job prospect. Mandarin is the 3rd. most spoken language in the world, anyway.ReplyDelete
For the Malays, maybe they do not know, that there is a provision; whenever Muslim students in a vernacular school is 10%, an Ustad or Ustazah will be provided to teach the subject of 'Agama', instead of 'moral education'.
In no time, the Sek. Kebangsaan will become Sek. Agama, which is what it seem to be, nowadays.
Ghani shoring up his Chinese support and going to Gelang Patah or Kulai?!ReplyDelete
We are very prepared this time and waiting for him.
~ Kluang girl
You mean the DAP Chinese revolutionaries are ready is it? Please don't play too much with that Chinese revolution sentiment. It's not good for our multi-racial country.Delete
DAP has always said they are very prepared but actually they are scared stiff of what BN has to offer. And to shore up support play the race card to the hilt...don't think people are so stupid to see their game except many are fooled and once the frock has been lifted, they ran away to another area.....very very typical of these dap chapsReplyDelete
Your clue makes it too easy to guess Ghani's future - he will be a headmaster in a Chinese school.ReplyDelete
Yes! You are so smart la :-)Delete
Lol I thought it was Edu minister :)Delete