SJKT St Helier, SJKT Serdang, SJKT RRI Sg Buloh building problems

March 7th, 2012 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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While in recent days we’ve seen Samy Vellu launching new wing of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SRJKT) Ladang Henreitta in Padang Serai (refer here), and  PM announcing proposal provide allocation for 3 new block at  SJKT Simpang Lima anda block at  SJKT Methodist Kapar (refer here), we are also saddened by incidents in three other schools recently – SJKT RRI Sungai Buloh, SJKT Serdang and SJKT St Helier.

You can read about SJKT Serdang classroom roof collapse here, while news on the other 2 schools are below.

 

SJKT RRI Sungai Buloh

THE parents of the 500 pupils in SRJK (T) RRI Sungai Buloh are concerned over poor conditions at the school following a freak storm last week.

They said the school’s roof was heavily damaged during the storm.

Parents’ and Teachers’ Association (PTA) chairman P. Suresh Kumar said the more than 70-year-old school was in dire need of repairs.

Cleaning up: Suresh (right) and another parent gathering the broken shelves from the library.

“About 50 kindergarten pupils were attending class when the storm hit and they had a big scare.

“It happened at about 3pm on Wednesday and the class had to be postponed,” Suresh said.

According to him, the school’s roof had last been replaced 25 years ago.

Suresh added that bookshelves in the library had also been damaged by the water leaking in through the damaged roof.

“A lot of of books were also damaged,” he said

Suresh said the school needed about RM200,000 to repair the damage.

He said he had also submitted an application for a new plot of land for the school through the Prime Minister’s Department.

“I submitted the application last year but have not received any feedback,” he said, adding that the area was up for development and the parents feared losing the school.

source: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/3/7/central/10859837&sec=central

SJKT St Helier

Makkal Osai reported that 288 students boycotted classes while their parents staged a demonstration in front of the St Helier Tamil School in Bahau on Monday over the school’s building safety.

Classes for the 120 affected students would be conducted in the St Helier estate until the repairs are done

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/3/7/nation/10865586&sec=nation

There’s some action being taken, says ADUN VS Mogan (though its still at level of “akan memohon bangunan baru jika didapati berisiko”:

 

VS Mogan keluar dari kawasan sekolah selepas melawat keadaan bumbung bangunan SJK Tamil St. Helier, di Jempol, semalam.
JEMPOL 28 Feb. – Bumbung sebuah bangunan di Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Tamil St. Helier dekat sini yang hampir roboh dan tidak selamat digunakan akan dibaiki segera.
Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Jeram Padang, Datuk VS Mogan berkata, Kementerian Pelajaran melalui Jabatan Pelajaran negeri telah meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM114,000 bagi membaiki bumbung serta tiang yang rosak tersebut.
“Bangunan yang menempatkan beberapa bilik darjah itu telah dibina pada 2002 oleh Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG) sekolah berkenaan.
“Sejak beberapa tahun lalu, struktur tiang pada bumbung berkenaan mula rosak dan menyebabkan berlaku anjakan pada bumbung, yang kini dilihat tidak selamat untuk digunakan oleh pelajar di sekolah ini,” katanya ketika melawat sekolah itu dekat sini, semalam.
Mogan berkata, bumbung bangunan yang menempatkan 120 pelajar itu kini menunggu masa untuk roboh jika tidak dibaiki segera.
Beliau yang melawat sekolah berkenaan petang semalam turut meninjau keadaan bumbung di salah satu bangunan itu dan mengesahkan ia tidak boleh digunakan buat masa ini.
“Saya telah minta pihak sekolah tidak lagi menggunakan bangunan tersebut dan menempatkan pelajar dalam makmal komputer sehingga ia dibaiki dan disahkan selamat,” tegasnya.
Mogan yang juga Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Hal Ehwal Perladangan, Sumber Manusia, Alam Sekitar dan Pengaduan Awam negeri berkata, pemeriksaan terhadap semua struktur bangunan di sekolah itu akan dibuat oleh pihak Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR).
”Jika kita dapati bangunan itu juga berisiko, maka kita akan memohon supaya dibina bangunan baru yang lebih selesa,” jelasnya.
Pada masa yang sama, Mogan meminta ibu bapa supaya tidak panik dan dapat terus menghantar anak mereka bersekolah seperti biasa.
Wonder if the “RM340 million allocated in last 3 years” is enough or has been actually spent. It was supposed to be for upgrading and maintenance of SJKT school buildings. It was meant to cover about 75 schools, but maybe we have far more school in dire conditions.
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