AT a cheque presentation ceremony that took place on Nov 7, SMJK Jit Sin in Bukit Mertajam received a contribution of RM200,000 from the Penang state government.
Recounting the promise he made to the school earlier on, the chief minister said the lack of funds for the completion of the new school building caught his attention and subsequently an allocation was pledged to ensure the school will have the much needed funds for the project.
“When I attended the centenary celebration of the school last month, I discovered that the new building project was still in need of funds. We are aware that the school depends on public contribution for the completion of its building projects. So, I promised an allocation of RM200,000 to assist the school then. Today, we are honouring the promise,” Chow told the media.
Also present during the ceremony were exco members Chong Eng (Women and Family Development, Gender Inclusiveness and Non-Islamic Religious Affairs) and Jagdeep Singh (Local Government, Housing and Town & Country Planning), Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Daniel Gooi and the chief minister’s political secretary Teh Lai Heng as well as the representatives of SMJK Jit Sin led by its Board of Directors chairman Datuk Seri Teh Aik Lum.
According to Aik Lum, the expansion project of the school building will be completed in December but funds are still needed to equip the building, the science lab and the lecture halls. Around RM2 million is still needed for the software aspect of the building.
Story by Victor Seow
Pix by Alissala Thian