MELAKA: All schools in the Kota Laksamana constituency will receive an annual allocation for their activities beginning this year.
Kota Laksamana assemblyman Low Chee Leong said eight secondary schools in the constituency – SMK Gajah Berang, SMK Methodist ACS, SMK Perempuan Methodist, SMK Katholik, SMK Notre Dame, SMK Tun Tuah, SMK Tinggi Cina Melaka and SM Pay Fong – will be given RM5,000 each.
He said his officers would be contacting the schools’ principals to inform them about the allocation.
“I will also hand out allocations to two primary religious schools in Kota Laksamana.
“The amount for SRA Jaim Al-Aliah and SRA Jaim Tengkera will be determined soon,” he told reporters after opening the 2018 Co-Curriculum Excellence Award programme at SMK Gajah Berang here.
Low, who is also state Health and Anti-Drugs Committee chairman, said 10 primary schools in his constituency were given RM3,000 each.
He said the funds given to all the schools were obtained from his RM250,000 allocation as a state exco member.
“This represents more than 30% of the allocation provided to me by the state government.
“It shows that the Melaka government is concerned about education in the state, and not just health and economic matters,” he said.
In his opening speech earlier, Low reminded students that excellency in academics alone would not guarantee a bright future.
He said they must also have skills such as communication and leadership to complement their academic excellence.
“These additional skills can be acquired from your participation in co-curriculum activities,” he said.
School principal Roszelan Majid was among those present at the event.