Union wants all Tamil schools to be fully aided


  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Jun 2004

THE National Tamil School Teachers Union has urged the Government to make all Tamil schools in the country fully aided as it feels this will help pupils achieve better academic results, reported Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban

The dailies quoted its president, Sahul Hamid Mydin Shah, as saying that more than 530 Tamil schools would then have all the necessary facilities, adding only 17% of these schools were fully-aided now. 

Sahul Hamid said this was one of the several resolutions passed during the association's delegates conference held in Langkawi on Saturday. 

Furthermore, he said the association had also proposed that an Indian officer be appointed at education offices of districts which had more than 10 Tamil schools. 

He added that Negri Sembilan had an Indian officer for districts that had more than 10 such schools, but this was not observed in other states. 

Sahul Hamid relinquished his post after having been the union's president for the past 16 years, was replaced by P. Ramalingam from Negri Sembilan.  

Malaysia Nanban highlighted a priest in Salem from Tamil Nadu, India, who had been living on only a litre of milk daily for the past 37 years.  

The daily reported he began his feat during the Dravidian Movement's anti-Hindi campaign in 1967, adding that he speaks Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam and practices yoga.  

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