Parents worried of schools’ inadequate facilities

On April 10, 2013, in Community Highlights, MCA Youth

JOHOR BARU: Parents raised their concerns over the well being of their children studying at SJKT Kangkar Pulai here as the insufficient facilities at the school are taking a toll on the students.

The school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairperson M.Thirunavukarasu said that students have to bear with the hot weather during their school assembly, as the assembly site has no shade.

“They have to bear with the scorching weather and on rainy days the assembly will be cancelled,” he said adding that the students are usually worn out by the time classes’ start.

He added that students also had no choice but to walk some 300m up and down a steep hill daily to get to school from the main gate.

“We hope that the government will grant us an extra three acres of land beside the school to restructure the area near the main gate and expand the school field and also help us to overcome other problems,” he said.

The PTA committee also presented a memorandum to the Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, when he visited the school here on Apr 4.

Wee said that he would take into account all the problems voiced out by the parents and take action to solve the problems faced by the children.

“The priority will be to build a roof for the assembly site for the student and teachers.

“However, the additional three acres of land cannot be promised because the land is privately owned,” he added.

Wee also said that he would try to negotiate with the landowner to upgrade the school and lessen the burden of the students.

“We will thoroughly study the content of the memorandum and find for a long-term solution for the steep hill near the main gate of the school,” he added.

-The Star-

 

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