Three Sikh schools receive state aid

THREE Sikh schools in Penang have been presented with a total of RM70,000 in cash aid from the state government this year.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said it was the sixth year the state was providing monetary aid to the schools.

“We have spent RM434,000 on Sikh schools since 2010,” he said during the handover ceremony of the cheques to the schools in Komtar yesterday.

He said the Khalsa Dharmic School in Jalan Gurdwara received RM25,000 while the Punjabi education centres in Bayan Baru and Butterworth were given RM20,000 and RM25,000 respectively.

Lim also said the state had been giving special annual allocations to Chinese and Tamil schools as well as missionary and religious schools since 2009 as it placed a strong emphasis on mother tongue education.

He said the schools that received the aid were recognised by the Education Ministry.

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