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RM30 million SK Tamu Darat poor school replacement project


19 April 2024

By Nabalu News Reporter

KOTA BELUD: The Malaysian Ministry of Education (KPM) has approved an allocation of RM30 million for the replacement of poor SK Tamu Darat schools.

Its minister Fadhlina Sidek said that the design of the building has been completed and construction is expected to start in August this year.

He said the Sabah Public Works Department (JKR) together with the Sabah State Education Department (JPNS) and the school had also conducted a site visit on 3 July 2023.

"Now in the process of tendering and replacing the SK Tamu Darat school building is expected to start in August this year," he said.

He said this when met by reporters after visiting several primary and secondary schools in the Kadamaian area.

Fadhlina visited Sabah to see for herself the issues and needs of poor schools that were often raised by the people's representatives in the area.

He was accompanied by the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives who is also a Member of the Kadamaian State Assembly (Assembly) Datuk Ewon Benedick, Kota Belud Member of Parliament Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis and Sabah Education Director Raisin Saidin.

Ewon accompanied Fadhlina to visit four schools in Kadamaian that need immediate attention, namely SK Rangalau, SRA Rangalau, SK Tamu Darat and SMK Narinang.

Fadhlina said, in total, as many as 38 schools in the Kadamaian area were categorized as poor schools.

"In this Kota Belud district alone, as many as 38 poor schools are being given full attention either in reconstruction or for maintenance.

"This visit is very positive and I would like to thank the two representatives of this area, namely Datuk Ewon as the Kadamaian Assemblyman and Munirah as the Member of Parliament for being together on this visit and sharing a lot about the needs of the schools here," he said.

He said, in total, the MoE has allocated RM59 million to maintain educational institutions of the Sabah State Education Department, involving 1,200 projects.

'This maintenance is always ongoing, any school that needs it, we do provide that provision.

"There is a special allocation for example last year for the construction of school toilets and this year we will start SBK (Government Aid Schools) toilets, we are doing this maintenance all over the country.

"Sabah has always received the largest allocation from the government, this year alone as much as RM59 million has been allocated for the maintenance of educational institutions," he said.

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