Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir gave financial aid to 18 mission- and 17 national-type schools in Perak. The aid, amounting to RM1 million, in all, was given to representatives of the schools during a simple ceremony held at the State Secretariat Building hall on July 5. It was for the first and second quarters of 2011. “The money will help ensure the implementation of the school’s development programmes and projects. It’s also a form of recognition by the state government for the role these schools play in educating the rakyat,” said Zambry in his opening remarks.
The amount allotted is contingent upon the school’s enrolment. Tarcisian Convent, Ipoh received RM43,714.69, the largest sum among the mission schools while SMK Ave Maria Convent got RM54,463.51, the largest among the national-type schools. Dato’ Dr. Mah Hang Soon, state executive councillor for education was in attendance.