SJK (C) Bukit Fraser relocating to Tropicana Aman

24 Sep 2018 / 09:58 H.

SJK (C) Bukit Fraser, which made news in 2013 as "the school with only one pupil" and appeared in danger of having to close down, has been given a new lease of life.
According to a report in Sin Chew Daily today, the school, which saw zero enrolment in the last four years, will be relocated to Tropicana Aman, a new housing estate in Teluk Panglima Garang, Kuala Langat, Selangor.
It will be the first under-enrolled Chinese primary school outside the 10+6 formula to be relocated.
10+6 refers to the relocation of 10 under-enrolled Chinese primary schools and the building of six new ones under a plan approved by the former Barisan Nasional government.
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has said recently that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will relocate and build more Chinese schools in addition to the 10+6 approved by the previous administration.
Faced with the prospect of closure when the only pupil completes Year Six at the end of this year, the school's board of directors had for years been seeking the ministry's approval to relocate the school.
It is learnt that the school will retain its name when it is moved to Tropicana Aman, which is adjacent to Kota Kemuning.
According to the Tropicana Aman development plan, SJK (C) Bukit Fraser will be located next to the Tenby International School.
The new blocks for the relocated school are expected to be completed at the end of next year, in time for it to take in new pupils in 2020.
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the PH government will ensure that the number of Chinese primary schools is not reduced.
The ministry has allocated RM50 million for repairs and upgrading of Chinese schools, she said, adding that the Finance Ministry has also allocated RM20 million for new school blocks to ensure that there is enough Chinese schools to meet the increasing demand.

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