33 SK Lubok Mawang pupils re­ceive aid

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KAPIT: A to­tal of 33 SK Lubok Mawang, Baleh pupils re­ceived school aid in the form of cash and school bags re­cently.

When of­fi­ci­at­ing at the ‘Back to School Pro­gramme’, Hulu Ra­jang Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Datuk Wil­son Ugak Kum­bong said the aid is in­tended to help ru­ral pupils, es­pe­cially those from the lower in­come group.

He ad­vised par­ents in ru­ral ar­eas to send their chil­dren to schools near­est to their long­houses in­stead of to schools in Kapit.

“The gov­ern­ment has built schools in your ar­eas for the con­ve­nience of the par­ents to send their chil­dren for ed­u­ca­tion. I can as­sure you that ru­ral schools are equally well equipped if not bet­ter than town schools.

“Here there’s wa­ter sup­ply, 24hour elec­tric­ity, hos­tels, equally well- trained qual­i­fied teach­ing staff. It’s just as good as those in the town. If you don’t sup­port the school near to your long­house, who will?” he said.

Ugak also an­nounced a RM5,000 grant for the school’s Par­en­tTeacher As­so­ci­a­tion.

Wan (third right) hands over the rice bags to Kota Sen­tosa med­i­cal so­cial of­fi­cer Fatimah.

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