Un­der-en­rolled Chi­nese schools may be re­lo­cated

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY AMAR SHAH MOHSEN

KUALA LUMPUR: The govern­ment may re­lo­cate some un­der-en­rolled na­tional-type Chi­nese schools (SJKCs) to more densely pop­u­lated ar­eas in the fu­ture.

MCA deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said he was aware that there is high de­mand for new schools in some pop­u­lated ar­eas in the coun­try, but some schools barely have enough pupils to op­er­ate.

“Of course we can ask for new SJKCs, but at the same time we have schools with too few pupils.

“As of to­day, we have 13 schools with fewer than 10 pupils each. So we have to find the best strat­egy.

“If need be, we have to re­lo­cate all these schools, be­cause we know there is de­mand for new schools as well,” he told a press con­fer­ence after a meeting with stake­hold­ers on Chi­nese ed­u­ca­tion, here.

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