KUALA LUMPUR – The education ministry is currently implementing 270 primary and secondary school development projects in Sabah and Sarawak, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Education Deputy Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon said 139 of these projects were in Sabah and the rest in Sarawak, and included constructing new schools, classrooms, computer laboratories, fields, dining halls, toilets and teachers’ quarters.
“These projects involved an allocation of RM2.3 billion for the schools in Sabah and RM2.18 billion for Sarawak,” he said when replying to a question from Anyi Ngau (BN-Baram) during the question-and-answer session today.
Anyi wanted to know the amount allocated by the ministry to upgrade schools in both states.
Chong said since 2012, schools and students in these states were given 25 types of aid.
He said in 2012, it was RM3.44 billion, 2013 (RM3.56 billion), 2014 (RM3.49 billion), 2015 (RM3.73 billion) and this year, it was RM2.97 billion. – BERNAMA