Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Call on the Federal Government to make primary and secondary school education totally free.
Yesterday, DAP Ipoh Barat gave a helping hand to 76 poor school going children of Kg Chan Thye Lee .
All of them were given a set of school uniforms and shoes.
Despite the fact that the nation has achieved Merdeka for 52 years, there are still many poor school going children who need help .This is why we have decided to do our bit.
Every year when new school session begins, there are many parents who have to worry about finding the money for their children's schooling needs.
This is not something new and many elected representatives, whether from the Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat , are aware of it.
I therefore call on the Federal Government to make primary and secondary school education totally free by abolishing the school fees
Such fees may not mean much to those who can afford, but they can be a burden to many working class parents, especially when they have a few school going children.
I also wish to propose that the Education Ministry considers the system whereby primary school students who have excellent academic performance be allowed to skip a year and move up.
Finally, The Education Ministry has to ensure that mother tongue language subjects must be available in all national schools irrespective of the number of students interested in the subjects.