Rep Proposes Free Tuition For UPSR Candidates In Nangka

SIBU: Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee is coming up with two new approaches to elevate Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) performance at schools across the Nangka constituency, where he is the assemblyman.

The first approach would be the running of free UPSR tuition for Primary 6 pupils at five locations this year, while the second approach would be the plan to conduct free tuition for Primary 4 and 5 pupils who are weak in core subjects.

On the first approach, Dr Annuar said those selected from SK Abang Ali would go for tuition at Masjid An-Nur here, while those in Kampung Bandong, Kampung Abang Barieng and Kampung Nangka would go to SK Bandaran No 3.

SK Kampung Bahagia Jaya would cater to pupils from the Teku area, whereas those in Kampung Jeriah and longhouses in Kemuyang (area) would go to SK Ulu Sungai Merah (for the free tuition). Another location for the free tuition will be at SK Agama Sibu, he spoke at the closing the SK Abang Ali’s Transition Week (Primary 1) here on Friday.

Dr Annuar, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health, pointed out that the tuition would be run in a formal manner.

About 700 pupils from 10 primary schools in Nangka who will sit for UPSR this year.

On the second approach, he suggested free tuition for Primary 4 and 5 pupils, who are weak in core subjects, so that they could catch up and be ready academically upon reaching Primary 6.

On the ‘Transition Week’ programme, Dr Annuar said it meant to facilitate new Primary 1 pupils to adjust to the new schooling environment, understanding that the former kindergarteners might feel jittery upon entering primary school.

Source: Sarawak Government