Keen to thrash out education issues

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

(From centre) Teik Cheng, Loke and Lim giving out red packets to residents at an old folk’s home in Lebuh Carnarvon. — Photo: LIM BENG TATT/The Star

MCA leaders will be meeting with the Education Minister to discuss several education-related issues, said MCA Penang chairman Tan Teik Cheng.

He hoped that the meeting would take place soon.

“The allocation of a matching grant for Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) and problems faced by Hua Jiao will be among various education-related issues to be discussed during the meeting.

“Our president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has sent a letter to the Prime Minister.

“We are now looking forward to exchanging ideas with the Prime Minister as soon as possible, ” he said before giving red packets to residents at an old folk’s home in Lebuh Carnarvon, Penang, recently.

Meanwhile, MCA Tanjung division chairman Loke Poh Chye said students should learn Chinese as China’s economy was getting stronger day by day.

“If we do not learn the language, how are we going to conduct business with China?

“Many people from different races are now sending their children to Chinese primary schools.”

He also said there was a shortage of more than 1,000 Chinese teachers in the country.

“The Government should hire more teachers, ” he asked.

Also visiting the old folk’s home were MCA Tanjung division vice-chairman Tan Hing Teik and MCA Penang Youth chief Lim Swee Bok.

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