KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM6.5 billion for the implementation of more than 1,000 dilapidated school redevelopment projects nationwide from 2016 to 2023, according to the education ministry.
In a Facebook post today, the ministry said that the move is the government’s commitment to address the issue of dilapidated schools through the 2023 rolling plan.
“RM924 million has been allocated for the implementation of 417 new and upgrading projects nationwide,” the ministry said.
In addition, the ministry said that educational facilities in Sabah and Sarawak have also been improved through 327 school building development projects, or 78% of the total projects approved this year.
“As education minister Fadhlina Sidek has stressed, the effort to maintain and upgrade dilapidated school buildings is always a priority to achieve the goal of providing access to quality education for all Malaysian children,” the ministry added.