S'wak govt presents RM10mil grant to Chinese schools

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has presented a grant of RM10mil to Chinese independent schools in the state.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg handed over a cheque for the amount to Kuching Chung Hua Middle Schools No 1,3 and 4 management committee chairman Datuk Richard Wee at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here on Monday (Jan 25).

Also present was state Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

In a brief statement, the Chief Minister's Office said the grant was a continuous effort to assist Chinese education in Sarawak.

The state government has allocated annual funding to the 14 Chinese independent secondary schools in the state since 2014 with an initial grant of RM3mil.

The amount has been increased over the years, reaching RM8mil in 2019 and RM9mil last year.

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