Fang to pay for overseas trips of top students
Merotai Assemblyman Pang Yuk Ming says he will use part of his YB’s funds to bring top students from throughout the State on a visit to countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan to broaden their minds. Speaking at the 5th Annual General Meeting of the SMK Pasir Putih Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) here, he said the visit could motivate the students to serve the country well. He also urged parents to focus on their children’s education, saying it could be their passport to escape poverty. “More modern facilities will be provided in the school for the students as it is one of the factors for success,” he said. Meanwhile, school principal Abdul Rahman Kanna Bin Abdullah said a new school to be completed in March next year will overcome, the shortage of classrooms and give students a more conducive environment. It will also have a mosque, as 97 per cent of the students there are Muslim, he said. SMK Pasir Putih has 1,229 students, 69 teachers and seven non- teaching staff. Abdul Rahman noted that the school’s PMR and SPM pass rates are improving every year, and the target this year is a pass rate of68 and 100 per cent in the PMR and SPM respectively. — Pang has adopted the school together with another five schools —SMK Merotai Besar, SMKAbaka, SMK Kuhara, SM St Patrick and SMK Teknik. He also presented cash donations to nine orphans and 10 widows at the function, which was also attended by PTA Chairman Mooching Bin Hadling.