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.