Direct government aid for SJK schools: Najib

By Friday January 16th, 2009 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) — The government pays great attention to the national education system by directly giving financial aid of RM200 million to four categories of government-aided schools through the economic stimulus package announced in Parliament last year.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said through this new approach the financial aid is given equally to all boards of governors of government-aided Chinese, Tamil, missionary and religious schools.

“The government is confident that the change in the giving of aid will lead to greater satisfaction in the national education system and enhance the quality of education to an international level,” he said.

Najib said this in his speech at the cheque presentation ceremony for financial aid for Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) schools under the 2009 national economic stimulus package at SJK (C) Chee Yen in Subang Jaya today.

Financial aid amounting to RM27 million will be given to 237 SJK (C) schools throughout the country.

Source : Bernama

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