RM1mil birthday gift for 100-year-old school

  • Nation
  • Monday, 05 Aug 2013

JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin has announced an allocation of RM1mil as a gift to Foon Yew High School for its 100th anniversary celebration.

The announcement was met with applause from some 10,000 guests at a dinner held at the school’s football field in Stulang Laut here on Saturday night.

The fund, he said, was announced on behalf of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as a sign of support for the school.

“This is to show our appreciation towards the school’s efforts in providing quality education to Johoreans for the past century,” he said in his speech.

He said the school’s achievements were no easy feat and were something that the students and teachers should be proud of.

“Since the school was founded in 1913, it has branched out to five primary schools and established Southern University College.

“A hundred years is a long time and as a Johorean, I feel proud of the school’s achievements,” he said.

However, Mohamed Khaled also reminded them of the need to look forward and continue striving for the best.

“As an educational institution, it is important that Foon Yew produce students with positive qualities and good moral values, who would someday contribute to the country’s development,” he said.

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