Tamil schools need public-private partnership for development

  • Education
  • Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Press conference by Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan on school maintenance and upgrading at his office in PutrajayaMOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

IT is important to collaborate with both the public and the private sector, when it comes to infrastructure and development of Tamil schools in the country.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk P Kamalanathan (pic) said that the government encouraged the participation of the private sector and Tamil school boards of governors, in the building and development of such schools rather than depending on government allocations alone.

“For instance, the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Jalan Meru in Klang initiated their own effort to raise funds for their multipurpose hall through the school's board of governors and this should be emulated,” he said after attending the P Panchanathan Football Championship among Tamil schools in Selangor, at Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Shah Alam, recently.

Kamalanathan noted that the Jalan Meru Tamil school had received an allocation of RM200,000 which was part of the RM25 million special allocation for the maintenance of 157 SJKT categorised as government schools.

A total of 51 teams comprising students aged 12 and below took part in the tournament which was won by SJKT Jalan Meru, which took home a trophy and RM1,000 presented by Kamalanathan. — Bernama

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