MIRI: Teachers and parents of SMK Dato Permaisuri are called to work with the principal to help the school move forward and excel in all aspects.
The call was made by Sibuti MP Datuk Ahmad Lai Bujang when officiating at the opening of a programme called ‘SMK Dato Permaisuri Transformation with Leaders, PTA and Community’ at the school yesterday.
Also present at the function was political secretary to chief minister Sarkawi Suhaili, school principal Haslinda Jedi and its parent-teacher association (PTA) chairman Alias Shuib.
Ahmad Lai said there are still many schools in Sarawak that lack facilities and as such, he praised many companies as well as agencies that strive to help these schools.
“I was informed that today’s projects were implemented with collaboration from Petronas and CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board).
“I’m happy to see how these corporate body and agency work together to contribute to society. This is a good example for others to follow,” he said.
In his address, Ahmad Lai told the students of SMK Dato Permaisuri to appreciate what had been done for them by the teachers and the school management.
He said teachers had been working tirelessly to ensure that they (students) would get the best education.
“Teachers carry a heavy burden in helping their students. You (students) must give your teachers the needed collaboration and work with them for your own good,” he said.
Yesterday’s ceremony also marked the launch of the school’s ‘Permaisuri Walk’, ‘All About Youth’ programme and the ‘One Stop Centre’.
Permaisuri Walk is a project to beautify and upgrade the students’ waiting area in front of the school while All About Youth programme is a collaboration with Petronas to improve facilities at the school.
The One Stop Centre meanwhile provides facilities for students that include water pipes for them to wash after outdoor activities, and before prayers.
“Through this All About Youth programme, representatives of Petronas came to our school and looked around to see how they can help improve the school. I’m thankful to them for this collaboration,” said Haslinda.
At the function, Ahmad Lai announced a RM25,000 grant for the school, with RM5,000 to be given this year and the remainder to be given next year.