Wee: Fair allocation of govt funds for all schools

KULAIJAYA: The Government has never marginalised any type of school, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.

He said the Government had always stressed the importance of education as a key factor to ensure the country became a high income nation within the next several years.

He said the Barisan government had always been fair in allocating financial assistance to all schools.

“Whether it is a Chinese, Tamil or national school, the Government never fails to help. All schools in Malaysia receive the same per capita grants given by the Government,” he said after officiating at the ground-breaking ceremony of SJK(C) Pei Cheng Kulaijaya near Bandar Putra here yesterday.

Dr Wee, who is MCA deputy president, said for Chinese schools, their respective board of governors were responsible for spending the funds allocated to the schools.

He said the board was held accountable if it mismanaged the allocated funds.

“Each month, the board has to send its financial report to the Education Ministry as this will help it get more financial assistance from the Government in the future,” he added.

On the event, Dr Wee said the school was originally located in Pengerang but due to development there and the number of pupils, SJKC Pei Cheng was relocated here.

“The school was under-enrolled and it had to be moved to ensure it would not close down,” he said.

Dr Wee said the Government had allocated about RM5mil to the school board, adding that the first phase of construction was expected to be completed by the year-end.

SUMBER : THE STAR

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Kreativiti, inovasi tingkat keberkesanan proses pengajaran dan pembelajaran guru

Peserta Program Peningkatan Profesionalisme Guru SK Changkat Tin bergambar kenangan selepas tamat program itu di Tanjung Tualang, Perak, baru-baru ini.

Bagi memantapkan proses pem­belajaran dan pengajaran (PdP), guru Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Changkat Tin mengikuti Program Peningkat­an Profesionalisme Guru yang di­ken­dalikan pakar motivasi, Dr. Is­ma­il Zain di sekolah itu di Tanjung Tualang, Perak, baru-baru ini.

Guru Besar sekolah itu, Laidi Shara berkata, program itu dilaksa­na­kan dengan hasrat memperleng­kap guru kemahiran mengendali­kan PdP secara lebih berkesan ber­sandarkan keperluan pendidik­an Abad ke-21,

“Melalui sesi perkongsian ilmu bersama Dr. Ismail diharapkan guru-guru akan lebih beriltizam untuk mendidik anak bangsa,” katanya.

Selain itu, peserta program turut diberi suntikan motivasi berkaitan kerjaya mereka terutama bagi me­ningkatkan tahap keyakinan diri untuk membuat perubahan terhadap gaya pembelajaran yang lebih efektif.

Hal ini diakui Guru Penolong Ka­nan Pentadbiran, Rozana Mohd Yusof yang benpendapat, pengisian program berupaya membuka min­da­nya tentang pentingnya transformasi dalam pendidikan.

“Keberkesanan PdP banyak bergantung kepada kreativiti, inovasi dan komitmen guru justeru mereka harus banyak berkongsi ilmu di samping mengintegrasikan pelbagai strategi dalam proses PdP ma­sing-masing,” katanya.

Sementara itu, guru Prasekolah, Siti Zubaidah Sariaat memberitahu, program ini merupakaan satu pendedahan ilmu yang amat baik dan merangsangkan guru serta pen­didik bagi memantapkan lagi pe­rancangan, tindakan dan amalan guru ke arah kejayaan pelajar.

Bagi guru pelatih, Nurhayati Mat Said dan Shila Antinarayanan daripada Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Ipoh, sependapat menga­takan pengisian program ini merupakan satu bentuk motivasi diri yang mampu mengekalkan sema­ngat dan cita-cita mereka untuk men­jadi guru yang cemerlang dan berdedikasi.

Dalam pada itu, Dr. Ismail berkata, program ini sesuai dilaksanakan kepada guru di semua peringkat manakala Program Aplikasi Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi dalam PdP untuk guru dan murid pula masih di peringkat perancangan.

SUMBER : UTUSAN MALAYSIA