SMK Tebedu to have air-cond hall soon
TEBEDU: SMK Tebedu, the only secondary school in this district, will soon have an air conditioned hall.
This is made possible after Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research Dato Sri Michael Manyin pledged an allocation of RM100,000 for the purpose.
Manyin, who is also Tebedu assemblyman, said the project would be implemented under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP).
Speaking at SMK Tebedu parent-teacher association’s charity dinner on Friday, he said quality education is a platform for the rural communities to enhance their social and economic standing.
“Quality education is the key to move forward for the rural communities, such as the Bidayuhs (who form the majority in Tebedu) to excel through education,” he said at the dinner which was attended by more than 500 people, at the community hall here.
He expressed his wish to see more graduates coming out from Tebedu.
Quoting a recent study, he said there are more than 800 graduates with first degree in Tebedu, followed by almost 80 with Masters degree, and seven with doctorate degrees.
“In terms of basic infrastructure and amenities like road, water and electricity supplies, Tebedu has it 100 per cent.
“So there is no excuse for the people, especially those under B40 category (household income of RM3,000 and below), not able to improve themselves,” he said.
Serian education officer Milon Sayeng, Temenggong Hendry Bujang Sadok, SMK Tebedu principal Jamali Sunung, PTA chairman Laurence Maya, and Pemanca Kane Manung were among those present at the dinner.
Quality education is the key to move forward for the rural communities, such as the Bidayuhs (who form the majority in Tebedu) to excel through education. — Dato Sri Michael Manyin, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research
Juma’ani (second right) and Chan watering the seedlings. — Photo by Tammy Chong