Pupils from rural Sungkai school stamp their mark

Compiled by JO TIMBUONG, C. Aruno and R. ARAVINTHAN

SEVEN pupils from SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Kruit in Sungkai, Perak, will have the chance to compete at the national level Asian Science and Maths Olympiad (Asmo) after excelling in the state rounds, Makkal Osai reported.

The annual competition organized by Olympic Education saw pupils from nine countries compete in Maths, Science and English.

Year Two pupils from the school – R. Yuvashree and Kaviya – won the bronze medals in the Maths competition.

Another five pupils – R.K. Mirashini (Year Four); V.K. Logaarani and R. Shomeswaran (Year Five); and R. Krithigan and N.Sarahaniya (Year Six) – won the merit medals in the same competition.

School headmaster P. Pragas said the pupils’ achievement made the rural school and the community proud.

> The daily also reported that a total of 139 students from B40 families in Selangor will receive RM609,960 in financial assistance from the state government.

So far, 97 have received the funds in two batches of RM145,610 and RM280,360 through the state exco member V. Ganapahthirau.

A sum of RM183,990 will be disbursed to another 42 students next week, the state assemblyman for Kota Kemuning said after meeting some of the students in his office.

The funds are provided for first year diploma, degree, and polytechnic students in local public education institutions.

While the assistance was focused on children of plantation workers, the pandemic has left many more families in need of assistance.

In view of this, children from families earning less than RM2,000 per month have been included in this year’s programme, he said.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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