RM6mil temporary cabin for Pasir Gudang school

Aznan pointing at SK Perigi Acheh in Pasir Gudang that has been left empty since July 2021.

A TOTAL of RM6mil has been set aside by Education Ministry for construction of a temporary cabin to replace the ageing SK Perigi Acheh building in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

State education and information committee chairman Aznan Tamin said construction would begin in June, with completion scheduled for December.

“SK Perigi Acheh was forced to close in July 2021 because of structural problems.

“This led to pupils being transferred to neighbouring SK Tanjung Langsat.

“We hope the school can be reopened by January next year,” he said when met by reporters after visiting the school in Kampung Perigi Acheh.

Aznan said the project would involve two phases, namely the construction of a temporary cabin and soil treatment work.

“The temporary cabin will be developed using a skeleton frame and cement board that can last between seven and nine years.

“A total of 105 pupils are enrolled at the school which has 12 teachers,” he said, adding that RM50,000 had been allocated to transfer pupils back to their old school once it reopened.

Aznan said Johor government has sent a request to Education Ministry for a permanent school building.

“The request was submitted under the Fifth Rolling Plan of the 12th Malaysia Plan for 2025,” he said.

Separately, Aznan said Johor government had allocated RM300,000 to repair eight schools damaged by floods earlier this year.

“Most schools are in Kota Tinggi, one of the badly affected districts.

“No serious damage was reported but some amenities required replacement and repairs,” he said.

He noted that many schools in Johor were in need of the ministry’s attention, especially those with older buildings.

“This is one of our missions this year; identifying schools that need help.

“We will also focus on technical and vocational education and training (TVET),” said Aznan.

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