THE Han Chiang Educational Institutions Development Committee has been set up by three Han Chiang educational institutions to look into soft skills training and infrastructure development.
Han Chiang board of directors chairman Datuk Ooi Soo Hing said the new committee was set up during the last board meeting.
“The committee will pay close attention to the soft skills training and infrastructure development of the Han Chiang Primary School, Han Chiang Secondary School and Han Chiang College.
“I hope that all the teachers will give their full support to the committee,” he said during Han Chiang’s Chinese New Year dinner hosted by him at the CRC restaurant on Sunday.
Ooi said the new committee had already started planning for a new building for the Han Chiang Secondary School which would have 24 classrooms and other facilities.
“Our student population is increasing and we hope the expansion project can be carried out in the near future,” he said.
He also said since Han Chiang is a Teowchew-founded institution, he had suggested to the Penang Teowchew Association to set up a foundation to help in the school’s future developments.
Ooi said the board of directors had approved the increase in remuneration for teachers at Han Chiang schools in an effort to bring the three institutions to greater heights.
Also present were the board’s executive adviser Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping, advisers Datuk Seri H’ng Bok San, Datuk Loo Choo Seng and Datuk Ng Tee Soo, vice-chairman Lee Joo Ping, secretary Datuk Dr Cheah See Kian, director Datuk Ewe Swee Kheng, Penang Teowchew Association deputy chairman Datuk Ch’ng Hun Sim and committee member Lim Chee Sin.