Published: Saturday September 22, 2012 MYT 8:50:00 PM
Wee: Private secondary Chinese school in Kuantan ready in two years
KUANTAN: The first private secondary Chinese school to be built here is expected to be ready in two years.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong said the school would enable students to study until the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). "The Education Ministry has approved an application from the Kuantan Chinese Schools Management Board for its construction on July 26. "The construction of the school not only meets the aspiration of the Chinese Community, but saves on expenditure as children can study near their families as opposed to sending them outstation," he said.
He was speaking to reporters after visiting the 15-hectare site of the school with the school's management board in Inderaputra, near here.
Wee said the site was very strategic as the main road would be built close to the school.
The school's management board, he said, had also discussed with the ministry the issue of administration, management of school, selection of teachers and the school's learning model.
"The school is different from other private schools as its fees are cheaper because it is going to be built using funds collected from the community here.
"The management board is also weighing the idea of opening a temporary school before the actual school opens to enable students to start studying earlier," he added. - Bernama