KUALA LUMPUR: The education ministry has completed 90% or 452 of the 534 projects to repair dilapidated schools nationwide this year, Minister Maszlee Malik said.
He said the percentage is expected to rise further by the year’s end.
“We are focusing on dilapidated schools so that all teachers and students will have access to not only quality education but also to a conducive school infrastructure and environment. That is our hope.
“The schools are not only located in Sabah and Sarawak, but also in the peninsula,” he said when appearing as a guest on Bicara Naratif: Pendidikan Untuk Semua talkshow, broadcast by TV1 last night.
The minister said priority was given to dilapidated schools declared unsafe by the Public Works Department.
During the tabling of the 2020 Budget last October, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced an allocation of RM783 million to repair dilapidated schools nationwide.