82 low enrolment Tamil schools to be relocated

July 21st, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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This is the kind of news that we want to hear. Hope it becomes a reality and not kept being pushed to later, later, later dates… If MOE doesn’t allocate funds, then its next to impossible to relocate schools. May take another 50 years. The authorities and those in powers must be proactive to identify locations suitable for relocation. Must engage housing developers, plantation owners and the rich people (can start with the anonymous businessman who bought at RM14 billion yacht?) to get support. Enlist help of established NGOs like Tamil Foundation, MCEF, EWRF.

Relocation must consider future population growth and have ample space for field, labs, classrooms etc.

Oh, btw, those involved must not swindle land or money or allocate projects to cronies and party men.

 

Eighty-two Tamil schools with fewer than 25 pupils each will be relocated to suitable locations to benefit more children of the Indian community.

MIC deputy president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said 69 of the schools had fewer than 25 pupils each while the other 13 had fewer than 10.

Most of the schools are located in estates where the population has declined after many workers moved to new housing areas, he told reporters after laying the foundation stone of SJK (T) Merlimau’s new building yesterday.

The new RM6.3mil building will be built on a two-hectare site. It is expected to be completed by 2013.

Dr Subramaniam said the relocation of the schools would be done in stages depending on the allocation provided by the Education Ministry. — Bernama

 

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/7/12/nation/9080945&sec=nation

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