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Saturday November 9, 2013 MYT 11:55:50 PM
Najib and Rosmah putting the finishing touches to a large kolam at the national-level Deepavali celebrations held in Johor Baru. Looking on are Palanivel (in white) and Khaled (forth from right). Starpix by LIM CHENG KIAT
"For example, from 2009 to 2013, the government has allocated RM560 million for Tamil schools infrastructure development nationwide.
"I am very impressed when informed of the Tamil Schools Future Action Plan that for the past five years the achievement gap among SJKT (Tamil schools) was reduced by 50 per cent while the gap between SJKT and national schools is now less than four per cent," he said.
He said the UPSR National Average Grade for SJKT increased from 2.58 in 2010 to 2.44 in 2011 with similar trends seen in Mathematics achievement from 92.5 per cent in 2011 to 94.1 per cent last year while Science achievement rose to 87.6 percent in 2012.
On entrepreneurship, he said until October this year, more than 19,000 Indian entrepreneurs had received financial assistance amounting to RM227 million, including about 11,000 from Tekun loans amounting to RM137.3 million since SPUMI was established in 2008. - Bernama
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