RANAU – Sabah will have a fourth Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) by 2021 when the educational institution to be built in Ranau is ready.
The construction of the RM135 million Ranau MRSM on a 26,000 sq metre site is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018 and can accomodate 450 people at any one time.
The joint initiative project with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah state government and Majlis Amanah Rakyat ( Mara) is part of Petronas’ corporate responsibility programme to develop human capital in Sabah through the education sector.
Upon completion, MRSM will be equipped with academic blocks, science labs, dormitories, multimpurpose halls, sports facilities, teachers’ quarters and surau.
The launch of the Ranau MRSM project was officiated by Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.
“Petronas has contributed a lot to the people and Sabah, including the development of the deep sea oil exploration industry, Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) project in Kimanis, Sabah Ammonia-Urea (SAMUR) project in Sipitang which have put Sabah as one of the country’s main investment locations for the oil and gas indsutry,” Musa said at the event.
He said Petronas was also helping the community in various aspects, mainly relating to education and human capital development, community well-being and environmental rehabilitation.
Hence, he wanted Sabahans to be highly committed and take full advantage of the opportunities and facilities by Petronas in relevant fields. – BERNAMA