No reason for the BN government not o build a new Chinese primary school and a new SMK in Bercham.
Presently, over 90% of the Chinese population sends their children to Chinese primary schools.
Although more parents are now sending their children to Chinese independent schools, government secondary schools (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan-SMK) is still the main choice for most of the Chinese parents when their children complete their education at Chinese primary school.
Presently, there are 27 Chinese primary schools and 8 SMK in Ipoh.
It is therefore clear that there is a shortage of SMK in Ipoh.
The problem is even more acute in Bercham, a fast growing area.There is no SMK within Bercham area which includes Tasek, Chemor and Tanjung Rambutan.Yet, in Bercham is located a Chinese primary school with the highest student enrolment.
Therefore, there is an urgent need for Bercham to have a new Chinese primary school as well as a SMK.
As I have previously pointed out, since a 7 acre land which is some 2km from the site of present Bercham school has been gazette to build a school but it has remained vacant for over 10 years, it ought to be utilized to build a new SMK and a Chinese primary school.
If the BN is unwilling to fund the building cost, give us the necessary permits and conditions, DAP will raise public fund to build the schools.
The land is there, we will raise the necessary building fund, so what more excuse is there for the BN government not o build a new Chinese primary school and a new SMK in Bercham?