Tax incentives could be given to private companies that contribute to schools’ development

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  • Friday, 09 Aug 2019

IPOH: Tax incentives could be given to private companies that contribute to a school's development, says Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.

The Perak Education Committee chairman said the contribution would be categorised under a company’s corporate social responsibility programme (CSR).

"Together with other state education excos, we had a brief meeting with Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik to discuss this at Putrajaya on Thursday (Aug 8).

"We noticed that despite receiving donations from the Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA), many schools still lack funds to hold activities or for construction purposes, ” he told reporters after attending an eye-check programme at SK Kuala Pari in Menglembu here on Friday (Aug 9).

"We hope that by offering such incentives, schools will receive more help from private companies, " he said.

On a separate matter, Dr Abdul Aziz advised all schools in the state to monitor their activities due to the haze.

"School administrations must play their role to protect student health.

"The can contact the Meteorological Department to get the latest haze readings before conducting any activities, " he said.

“The state Education Department will release statements and instructions during the haze season to ensure the health of students and teachers is looked after, ” he added.

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