Thursday, December 5

Hostel not safe for students, says Ellron

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KENINGAU: Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Ellron Alfred Angin, said the Tulid Secondary School hostel building in Sook is not safe and comfortable for students to live in.

“The building is already obsolete,” he said after visiting the building here yesterday.

He suggested that a new building should be built immediately to meet the rising number of students in the future.

Ellron who is also the Sook assemblyman, understood that the site of the new building is already provided, including the dining hall and kitchen and space for learning.

“While waiting for the new building to replace this building, I asked that the building be repaired so that it is more comfortable.

“During the visit to the building, I saw all the equipment including beds, mattresses and pillows are obsolete and cannot be used by more than 300 students living in the hostel,” he said.

He advised the students who live in the hostel to remain vigilant and jointly maintain the old building.

Ellron also asked the District Education Officer here to look into his call to build a new hostel for the students.

He believes most of the students who live in the hostel are from a distant village and their parents cannot afford to bear the expenses of paying transport fare to send their children to school.

Earlier, Ellron was briefed on the hostel by the principal of the school, Rutil Taisang.