New building for Tamil school to be ready next year

STUDENTS of SJK (T) Ramakrishna in Penang can look forward to a more comfortable learning environment when the school’s new three-storey building is completed.

The school’s Board of Governors chairman K. Ramasamy said the building, which is scheduled for completion in April next year, would have 24 classrooms.

He said it would be able to cater to more than 500 pupils

“At the moment, we have about 320 pupils enrolled here. The new building will also have a computer room, resource room and science lab,” he said after attending the ceremony to lay the foundation stones for the building in Scotland Road, Penang, on Friday.

Ramasamy said the contractors had just cleared the land and construction would begin soon.

He said the pupils were now studying at the school hall and the temporary classrooms built on the school field.

The old school building was declared unsafe by the Public Works Department in 2013 and had been demolished to make way for the new building.

MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, who laid one of the foundation stones, said the Federal Government had allocated RM4.7mil for the rebuilding of the school.

Also present were Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and state Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.

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