KUALA LUMPUR: Allocation for the maintenance of schools will be increased from RM652 million to RM735 million in 2020.
In addition to that, RM783 million will be allocated towards repairing dilapidated schools in Sabah and Sarawak.
“This is to show government’s commitment in delivering quality education system.”
In tabling the budget for next year at the Dewan Rakyat, Lim said RM300 million would be allocated to national schools, national-type Chinese schools (RM50 million), national-type Tamil schools (RM50 million), boarding schools (RM50 million), Mara Junior Science Colleges (RM50 million), govt aided religious schools (RM50 million), missionary schools (RM50 million), tahfiz schools (RM50 million), people’s religious schools and private religious schools (RM25 million), registered religious pondok schools (RM25 million), national-type secondary schools (RM20 million) and independent Chinese secondary schools (RM15 million).
In total, the Education Ministry will receive a total of RM 64.1 billion of the total government spending, an increase from RM60.2 billion in 2019.