Student transport van the answer to school’s future


A TAMIL school in Selangor, which was facing closure in view of its low enrolment, has successfully increased its registration figures to secure its immediate future, Makkal Osai reported. SJK(T) Ladang Bute in Sepang used to have single-digit enrolment.

Many had speculated the school would see its demise with just eight students last year.

However, following the appointment of a new headmistress, M. Gengammal, in March last year, the school management worked closely with the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) and the school board to reverse the declining numbers.

The school now has 25 pupils. This is expected to increase further next year.

The main issue facing the school is pupils having transportation problems to get to their classes due to its isolated location, Gengammal said.

Subsequently, the school worked with the PTA and the board to purchase a van which would transport these youngsters from their homes.

● The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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