Study on the need for national type Tamil secondary school ongoing

Study on the need for national type Tamil secondary school ongoing

KUALA LUMPUR: The need to establish a Tamil national type secondary school is being studied by the Education Ministry, to improve the education level of the Indian community, through the Indian Community Education Advisory Committee, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.

“This recommendation requires a thorough and holistic study so long-term solutions can be obtained.

“This extensive study will cover various important aspects such as standard criteria, student projections, legal aspect and government financial capabilities,” she said at the Dewan Negara today.

She said this in her reply to Senator Datuk T. Mohan who wanted to know the status of the first Tamil national-type secondary school financed entirely by the federal government as contained in the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto Fifth Promise: Special Commitment to the Indian Community.

Teo said the government would also consider the views and suggestions of various stakeholders, especially from the Indian community in the study.

She added that the setting up of a secondary school is subject to the provisions under Section 30 and 31 of the Education Act 1996 (Act 550)

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