“In the many places I have been to Sarawak, the schools are in poor condition. Many school buildings are old and dilapidated.“Some of the Sarawak election candidates have also told me that the school block which they used to go to was still being used today with very little repairs done. Some of the buildings are already slanting,” - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Monday, May 02, 2016
Why are there at least 183 dilapidated schools in Sarawak - when Barisan Nasional has been ruling all the time? There should have been all good and well-maintained schools...Najib's election promise a fumbling confession of the incompetence of the BN government?
Take a look at Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya - and compare the state of affairs not just in Sarawak, but also the rest of Malaysia - and we see that there are many schools in which the Barisan Nasional government has failed to maintain ...repairing of the broken doors and windows...painting...repairing the cracks on the floor, broken chairs, etc...
Some say that these are all 'small' projects - and so the government not bothered, so no allocations - but, if it is a BIG project, like building new schools...well, that they are interested...WHY?
All these schools really may need is 'repairs' - so, why is Najib talking about ' prefabricated Industrialised Building System (IBS)' - because, that is used to build maybe new buildings - but not really for repairing of doors, walls, windows, roofs, furniture... Is he thinking of just another new building using 'prefabricated Industrialised Building System (IBS)' - now, which company is the supplier? Which company will be allocated the contract?
All that many schools really need is a necessary allocations... Headmasters/Pengetua would be able to make the assessment of what really needs to be repaired in the school, and then just give the money directly to the school and I am sure it will 'save' a lot of money... There has been to much leak of public funds...
But Najib is not talking about necessary repairs, is he?...but really 'one school building block containing six classrooms and a science laboratory to be built within seven to eight weeks' .
Please do not waste peoples' money ....Do the schools need repairs or do they need a new (or additional) school building block? How many students are there ...talk to the Parent Teacher Association(PTA), teachers, Education Ministry - do not waste money...
Build to last...not some 'weak' structure that will not last long...
BN government should not be making 'Election Promises' like this, when ensuring the best schools was already their responsibility as ruling government ....It makes sense for Opposition to make such promises as and when they come into power...
Monday, 2 May 2016 | MYT 3:28 PM
BETONG: A total of 183 dilapidated school buildings in Sarawak will be restored over the next six to seven years by using the prefabricated Industrialised Building System (IBS), Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced Monday.
The Prime Minister said this method enables one school building block containing six classrooms and a science laboratory to be built within seven to eight weeks, which is much faster than building a totally new school.
“If we can complete maybe 20 to 30 a year, in six to seven years, we can complete the restoration of 183 dilapidated schools in Sarawak. This is my ambition,” Najib said when opening SK Pusa in the Beting Maro state seat here, located 308km by road east of the state capital Kuching.
The construction of the school, which cost RM21mil, started in June 2008 and was completed in 2010. The school has 18 classrooms and 433 pupils.
Also present were Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid; Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Karim, and the Barisan Nasional candidate for Beting Maro Razaili Gapor.
Najib said that he was well aware of the problems many schools in the state, especially in the interior, were facing.
“In the many places I have been to Sarawak, the schools are in poor condition. Many school buildings are old and dilapidated.
“Some of the Sarawak election candidates have also told me that the school block which they used to go to was still being used today with very little repairs done. Some of the buildings are already slanting,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the poor condition of many schools was the reason he came up with the IBS method as a quick way to rectify a pressing problem.- Star, 2/5/2016