Monday, December 27, 2010
Fatimah: Work for the best solution
MIRI – Minister in the Chief Minister Department, Datin Fatimah Abdullah hoped that a win win solution will be achieved between Parent Teacher Assocation, State Education department, Miri education Officer in a discussion tomorrow on the transfer of the SMK Sains from in Miri to SMK Tinjar, Lapok, Baram which is 120 kilomters from Miri.
Fatimah said about 80% of its students in the school obtained straight A, or 69 out of 96 got Straight A in recent PMR. The school has a 100 percent pass. The school of 400 students is also known for its excellence in co-curriculum activities.
She expressed her gladness that both parties, that is the education officers and the parents/students wanted to discuss on the problem in a rational way. She said the parents and students’ opinions would be taken into consideration before the final decision.
On the bad roads condition and near zero facilities in Lapok, Fatimah said other matters would also be discussed.
Miri parents have protested against the transfer of the school which they said was too far from the present school, more importantly almost disconnected from civilisation.
The present school is in a deplorable state and should be moved as it posed a danger to the school authorities and students.
Parents wanted the students to be moved into schools near Miri and not in Lapok which was too far and did not have adequate facilities.