Making room for the poor in government residential schools

  • Letters
  • Saturday, 12 Jan 2019

THE Education Ministry (MOE) recently announced their renewed commitment to the founding spirit of fully residential schools or sekolah berasrama penuh (SBP) as a mechanism to provide quality education and to counterbalance the socio-economic barriers faced by students from the B40 (lower income) strata in society.

This reflects the MOE’s commitment to equity as stated in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 which targets “to halve the current urban-rural, socio-economic, and gender achievement gaps by 2020”.

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